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Spotted Apatelodes Caterpillar

Apatelodes torrefacta

Description:

Bright Yellow "furry" caterpillar with long black hairs down center of back. Reddish orange tips on prolegs. Caterpillar is pale green underneath the "hair."

Habitat:

Area is a gated man-made lake community, surrounded by rural agricultural land, and some deciduous forest areas. In areas that are not mowed, the land is old fields within the community, and are mowed biannually. Ditchlines and treelines are left untouched.

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3 Comments

amangiamele
amangiamele 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing your caterpillar! The furriness makes it easy to find in nature.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Great series and incredible little guy Melinda! Thanks for the Habitat notes.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 2 years ago

How cute!

MelindaKiser
Spotted by
MelindaKiser

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2018
Submitted on Jul 29, 2018

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