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Caterpillar found in blueberry bushes
September 23, 2009
I found this caterpillar taking a ride on my son’s shirt during an early morning of blueberry picking. I took its picture on my finger to show the size, and then we happily set it back onto a blueberry bush. I can’t find an identification for it. Thank you!
Nichole
Michigan (Ann Arbor area) in the summer (end of August)

Unicorn Caterpillar, or imposter???

Unicorn Caterpillar, or imposter???

Hi Nichole,
Interestingly, we just finished posting another photo of a Unicorn Caterpillar, or False Unicorn Caterpillar from the genus Schizura.  Your photo with the translucent talon, we mean fingernail, is awesome.

Unicorn Caterpillar? or False Unicorn Caterpillar??

Unicorn Caterpillar? or False Unicorn Caterpillar??

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

6 Responses to Another Unicorn or False Unicorn Caterpillar

  1. Sandra says:

    Does this false unicorn caterpillar turn into a butterfly?

  2. Will this false unicorn caterpillar hurt my red bud tree in any way?? What can I use to rid the tree of these?

  3. Will this false unicorn caterpillar hurt my red bud tree in any way?? What can I use to rid the tree of these??

    • bugman says:

      Caterpillars generally do not do lasting harm to trees unless the caterpillars are so numerous as to defoliate an already weakened tree. We do not provide extermination advice.

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