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Spotted Apatelodes caterpillar

Apatelodes torrefacta


These Caterpillars are completly covered in wisps of hairs. Younger ones are completely white, but the older ones are a bright, almost neon, yellow. It is so bright, it is hard to miss on green foliage. A clump of long black lashes (hairs) project from behind the head on the second and third segments and another extends from near the rear. Black 'V'-shaped chevrons form a row down the length of the sides of the body. They eat the leaves of ash, oak, and maple trees. Two broods can be produced each year.


I found him walking along my deck rail.

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SarahWhitt 4 years ago

Thank you, maplemoth.

maplemoth662 4 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Aug 31, 2018
Submitted on Sep 1, 2018

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