Subject:  Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  Northeast Alabama,USA
Date: 09/13/2021
Time: 09:43 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Several eating rhododendron leaves
How you want your letter signed:  Duck

Azalea Caterpillar

Dear Duck,
This distinctive caterpillar is an Azalea Caterpillar,
Datana major, and according to BugGuide:  ” As the larva matures it becomes highly colored. Mature larvae are predominately black with a red last segment and eight broken yellow (occasionally white) lengthwise stripes. The head and legs are bright red.”

Location: Alabama

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