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Morning-Glory Prominent

Schizura ipomoeae


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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Matthew Hammond
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Matthew Hammond

Conway, Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 16, 2019
Submitted on Sep 27, 2019

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