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caterpillar ID please
Location: Charlottesville Virginia
January 21, 2011 12:02 pm
I’m stumped on this one; it was found under leafy matter by my daughter last April.
Is there a significance to the underside coloring? Thanks in advance.
Signature: John

Underwing Caterpillar

Hi John,
This it the caterpillar of an Underwing Moth in the genus
Catocala.  Quite fortuitously, BugGuide has a posting that shows both the dorsal view and underside of a similar Underwing Caterpillar.

Underwing Caterpillar

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