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caterpillars in crabapple - Datana

caterpillars in crabapple - Datana
Perry Hall, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
September 13, 2008
This shot was taken at 9AM. The next shot was taken at 5PM. They have been feeding on an ornamental crabapple tree.

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D. contracta?
they look more like D. contracta, but probably not a safe call without see mature larvae

Looks to be one of the
Datana. D. ministra feeds on apples and other Rosaceae and there was a recent post describing how they turn from red to black as they age.

 
Thanks for the quick reply! I
Thanks for the quick reply! I found the other photos on the guide.

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