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Subject: large caterpillar, white/yellow body with red hair tufts
Location: Missouri, United States
June 1, 2015 6:26 pm
so despite my best efforts to identify this lil fella, I have not found anything coming close so I turn to this website which has helped me identify many things and taught me so much.
it was found on what seems to me like some sort of tall grass-type plant.
I’m keeping a log of all the sorts of caterpillars I find this year and would love to know the name of this one to write it down.
Signature: Stolz

Smeared Dagger Moth Caterpillar

Smeared Dagger Moth Caterpillar

Dear Stolz,
Your caterpillar is that of a Smeared Dagger Moth,
Acronicta oblinita, and you can compare your individual to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Caution, larva may ‘sting’ if handled.”

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

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