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Cattail Caterpillar Moth

Acronicta insularis

Description:

"Body white with broad black dorsal stripe and mottled black-and-white lateral stripe; bright orange knobs containing tufts of medium-length hair form a band around middle of each abdominal segment" (Bugguide.net, 2018)

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. e not mowed, the land is old fields within the community, and are mowed biannually. Ditchlines and treelines are left untouched.

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1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

A very pretty caterpillar....

MelindaKiser
Spotted by
MelindaKiser

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 30, 2018
Submitted on Jul 31, 2018

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