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Subject: What is this caterpillar?
Location: Similkameen valley British Columbia canada
October 18, 2013 7:09 pm
This caterpillar was found on young apple trees at the beginning of August in the Similkameen valley, British Columbia, Canada. We are wondering what it is. Please help.
Signature: Orchardist

Red Humped Caterpillar

Red Humped Caterpillar

Dear Orchardist,
Is that an apple leaf?  this appears to be a Red Humped Caterpillar,
Schizura concinna.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on a wide range of woody plants, from many different families.”

Red Humped Caterpillar

Red Humped Caterpillar

thank you so much.
Yes it was on apple leaves…several neighbours have found them too and as
much as I tried I cold not identify it. Now we know!

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada

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