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Smaller Parasa Moth Caterpillar

Parasa chloris

Description:

Family: Limacodidae (Slug Moths). Length: .75 inches (19.05 mm). Beige with pinkish/red border at the bottom of the caterpillars. 2 star-like spikes. Feeds on variety of deciduous trees including apple, dogwood, elm and oak. In first photo, head is to the right. In second photo, head is to the left.

Habitat:

Meadow/woodlands edge

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Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

penna, USA

Spotted on Sep 7, 2014
Submitted on Oct 19, 2014

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