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Caterpiller 092814 ID  - Schinia rivulosa

Caterpiller 092814 ID - Schinia rivulosa
Little Lee Creek, Nicut, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, USA
September 28, 2014
No plantr association. landed on back of neck

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Caterpiller 092814 ID  - Schinia rivulosa Caterpiller 092814 ID  - Schinia rivulosa

Tachinid eggs
I added a comment about this pic to the article on tachinid fly eggs in the Guide, just FYI.

John, can you help out with the discussion here?

Thanks for asking, but I really can't
The only way I knew that the eggs on Cliff's caterpillar were tachinid eggs was that I googled tachinidae eggs lepidoptera and found some similar images. And even then I wasn't sure, which is why I included a question mark in my comment in the Eggs article.

Moved from ID Request.

Likely Ragweed Flower Moth
Schinia rivulosa, that is presuming there is ragweed in the immediate area. That said it is a bit of a mystery why it would be high enough to land on the back of one's neck.

Thanks George
Lots of ragweed in area. I was crossing a creek beneath a bridge which is probably 20 feet above. Strange indeed.

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