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Datana sp.

Datana sp.

Description:

Black and white striped caterpillar with long white hairs, yellow feet and rust colored head and tail. Maybe 1/2 long

Habitat:

Water oak tree, west central Ga.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Datana caterpillar
Datana sp. Genus Datana - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

momsavang
momsavang 3 months ago

I was not able to detect a yellow ring, but I wasn't sure of the age of the caterpillar. I'll leave it at sp for now. Thank you!

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 3 months ago

Either Datana ministra, or Datana contracta. The difference is that ministra has a yellow "neck" behind it's head while contracta does not have that feature.

momsavang
Spotted by
momsavang

Columbus, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Aug 18, 2021
Submitted on Aug 19, 2021

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