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Caterpillar on Western Redbud
September 21, 2009
Caterpillar on Western Redbud
2 feeding this afternoon in the hot California sun
J serences
Carmichael CA Central Valley

Red Hump Caterpillar

Red Hump Caterpillar

Hi J,
We believe this to be a Red Hump Caterpillar, Schizura concinna, a species of Prominent Moth.  The caterpillars, according to BugGuide:  “feed on a wide range of woody plants.

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