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Subject: is this a moth caterpillar
Location: Pike Lake, near Perth Ontario
February 21, 2016 3:11 pm
photographed July 15, 2015 close to the ground near Perth Ontario
approx. 2″ in length
what species?
Signature: dalep

Spider with Web

Spider with Web

Dear dalep,
We cannot locate a Caterpillar in the image you provided, however there is what appears to be a Spider resting at the lower left hand point of the structure that appears in your image.  We are speculating that the structure is either a series of egg sacs or part of the web where prey has been snared.  We are going to continue to research the identity of this spider.  We believe this might be a Trashline Orbweaver that Eric Eaton profiled on Bug Eric.  Here is an image from BugGuide of
Cyclosa turbinata.  According to BugGuide, another member of the genus Cyclosa conica, is found in your area.

Spider with Web

Spider with Web

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Pike Lake, Perth, Ontario, Canada

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