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Subject: what is this caterpillar?
Location: bemidji, Minnesota
September 13, 2015 7:24 pm
found this little guy and am having a hard time identifying
Signature: jamie

American Dagger Moth Caterpillar

American Dagger Moth Caterpillar

Dear Jamie,
This is an American Dagger Moth Caterpillar,
Acronicta americana, and we found a matching image on BugGuide to verify its identity.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on leaves of alder, ash, birch, elm, hickory, maple, oak, poplar, walnut, willow and other deciduous trees” and “The caterpillar’s hairs can cause skin irritation.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota

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