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Asteroid Caterpillar (red)

Cucullia asteroides

Description:

Bright red colors of a 2 inch asteroid caterpillar. Might be molting and changing colors.. Strange head especially visible in first photo. Feeds on the buds on goldenrod.

Habitat:

Meadow property in the Poconos.


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5 Comments

RickLampman
RickLampman 5 years ago

WOW !! WOW !! Great Captures & Find Congrats :) Carol these are Beautiful :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

I actually found the purple, yellow and black one in our meadow (same as the web site) . I have found 4 different colored Asteroids so far.

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

great colors on the caterpillar

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

This looks like Alice's hookah-smoking caterpillar!

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.60

Spotted on Nov 2, 2011
Submitted on Nov 3, 2011

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