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Can you tell me what this is???
I found this guy in my yard and snapped some pretty cool photos of him. What is he? Thanks,
Sara Pruett
Charlotte, TX

Hi Sara,
This looks like the Calleta Silkmoth Caterpillar, Eupackardia calleta, which we identified on Kirby Wolfe’s wonderful website. The Moth and Butterflies of North America indicates it ranges in Texas and that the larval food plants are : “Ceniza (Leucophyllum frutescens), ash (Fraxinus), Mexican jumping bean (Sapium biloculare), and ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens). “.

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