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I almost didn't see these two--they do a fantastic job mimicking dead or damaged leaf edges. As soon as they saw me, they assumed a very intentional pose to further look like a curled, dried leaf. These are also called False Unicorn Caterpillars and Checkered-Fringe Prominent.
Ironically, it is said they likely do not eat Morning Glories. These two were found on a small hardwood sapling, species uncertain, possibly an elm. The area is a mixed deciduous forest.
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Spotted on Sep 16, 2019
Submitted on Sep 27, 2019