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IMG_6699
IMG_6699
Mere Point, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
August 17, 2014
Rhagoletis cingulata?

Tussock moth?
Tussock moth?
Olive Hill, Carter County, Kentucky, USA
August 24, 2016
Was found on a blackberry plant.

Camouflaged looper perfecting its look - Synchlora aerata
Camouflaged looper perfecting its look - Synchlora aerata
NE Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
August 5, 2015
Camouflaged looper adding the final touches to its "wardrobe" of dried mountain mint (/Pycnanthemum sp./) florets.

Pretty in pink -- camouflaged looper - Synchlora aerata
Pretty in pink -- camouflaged looper - Synchlora aerata
NE Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
August 8, 2015
Camouflaged looper adorned with pink /Liatris aspera [?]/ florets.

Closeup of head end of variable oakleaf caterpillar feeding on pin oak - Lochmaeus manteo
Closeup of head end of variable oakleaf caterpillar feeding on pin oak - Lochmaeus manteo
NE Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
August 18, 2016
Two variable oakleaf caterpillars of similar size were feeding on leaves on a lower branch of a pin oak (/Quercus palustris/) tree.

Walnut caterpillars in defensive display - Datana integerrima
Walnut caterpillars in defensive display - Datana integerrima
NE Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
August 11, 2016
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
Walnut caterpillars displaying defensive posture, with head and posterior ends in the air. These caterpillars were on a branch in close proximity to a cluster of earlier instars. This branch was removed from a black walnut (/Juglans nigra/) tree.

Fuzzy walnut caterpillar instars on black walnut tree - Datana integerrima
Fuzzy walnut caterpillar instars on black walnut tree - Datana integerrima
NE Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
August 11, 2016
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
These gregarious (and voracious) caterpillars were found on a black walnut (/Juglans nigra/) tree in close proximity to a cluster of earlier instars. Not sure what the greenish liquid blob is at the head end of one of the caterpillars in the foreground -- ejection of material being chewed as part of defensive reaction?

Gregarious walnut caterpillars - Datana integerrima
Gregarious walnut caterpillars - Datana integerrima
NE Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
August 11, 2016
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
Walnut caterpillars feeding on black walnut (/Juglans nigra/). (Same as linked photo, but zoomed out to show pattern of defoliation.)

Butterfly
Butterfly
lafayette, contra costa County, California, USA
April 20, 2015

larva moving very fast on the ground
larva moving very fast on the ground
concord, contra costa County, California, USA
April 20, 2015

 
 
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