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Yellow-Necked Caterpillar

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Black and yellow stripped caterpillar with yellow band behind head.


Feeding on a blueberry bush.


Strange to see a mature caterpillar feeding right with young of the same species. This morning I looked at them again. They had worked their way to the end of a denuded branch. Third pic. This afternoon the large caterpillar was feeding on a nearby branch but the small ones were still at the end of the denuded branch.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 months ago

Nice spotting! I read that there are two to three generations per year hence the two different ages on the one leaf.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Spotted on Aug 13, 2020
Submitted on Aug 15, 2020

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