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Unidentified caterpillar
Hello. I’m so glad to have found your website, as my coworkers and I constantly come across critters while doing natural areas restoration work for the County here in South Florida. I recently came across this caterpillar feeding on willow in a freshwater wetland. Any ideas on its identity?
Jane Griffin Dozier
Environmental Resource Project Supervisor
Miami-Dade County Park & Recreation
Natural Areas Management
Miami, FL

Hi Jane,
We don’t recognize your caterpillar. While we continue to research what it might be, we will post your photo and perhaps someone will recognize it.

Update (04/25/2006)
Hi there. I thought I’d give you an update on this caterpillar. Thanks to a Naturalist here with the Parks Department, it has been positively identified as a smeared dagger moth (Acronicta oblinita). Thanks.
Jane

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Florida

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