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Unknown Caterpillar From Arkansas
I found this caterpillar on an asphalt parking lot at Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas on October 6, 2006 at about 3:00 PM. My description of this caterpillar is: Smooth segmented, non-hairy, pinkish gray body with dark pink linear and blotch markings on dorsal area. Two dark pink spots at bottom last two segments. White spiracles, short black stalk eyes, with a strong, smooth mouth. I have never seen a caterpillar like this in Arkansas and would like to know any information about it.
Ed Gardner
Edmond, OK

Hi Ed,
This is the caterpillar of a Prominent Moth in the genus Heterocampa.

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