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American dagger moth

Acronicta americana

Description:

The young caterpillar is densely covered with yellow setae. The older caterpillar's setae are either pale yellow or white. All instars have thin, black setae on the first and third abdominal segments. On the eighth abdominal segment, there is one tuft of black setae. The caterpillar will reach a length 50 mm (2.0 in). - excerpt from Wikipedia

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2 Comments

RiekoSaito
RiekoSaito 2 years ago

Thank you very much maplemoth662. I am a bit scared of this one though ;-(

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

RiekoSaito
Spotted by
RiekoSaito

New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2018
Submitted on Aug 14, 2018

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