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Help identifying unknown caterpillar
Location: Rockledge, FL
November 17, 2010 5:41 pm
While clearing overgrown grape vine within a nature preserve we had found numerous small caterpillars around 0.5 cm in size. They suspend themselves on silk strands when threatened. Can you help in identifying them. We can’t seem to locate them in our books.
Signature: Brandon Smith, Environmental Program Coordinator

Grapeleaf Skeletonizer

Hi Brandon,
Sorry for the delay.  We researched this when you sent the image, but then we got waylayed and never posted the response.  Though the markings are a bit different, we believe this is a Grapeleaf Skeletonizer,
Harrisina americana, which is pictured on BugGuide.

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

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