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Caterpillars
Location: Clarks Summit,Pennsylvania
August 8, 2011 10:49 am
I found this in the middle of my cousins driveway and i’m not sure what it is.
Signature: Joey M

Traumatized Prominent Moth Caterpillar

Hi Joey,
This is a Prominent Moth Caterpillar in the genus
Heterocampa.  Compare your individual to this image on BugGuide.  It is a typically green caterpillar, and just prior to metamorphosis, it frequently turns pink.  Judging by the unnatural anal discharge, we fear this individual has been traumatized to the point that it will not live to see its winged stage.  It appears to have been squished.

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

2 Responses to Traumatized White Blotched Heterocampa Caterpillar

  1. I found one In my yard are they posionus?

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