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Photo#31734
unknown caterpillar - Spodoptera ornithogalli

unknown caterpillar - Spodoptera ornithogalli
Oakton, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
September 14, 2005
Second photo of the same individual...

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unknown caterpillar - Spodoptera ornithogalli unknown caterpillar - Spodoptera ornithogalli

Moved

Moved
Moved from Armyworms.

Spodoptera?
Those velvety black triangles make me think of Spodoptera (below) - I've seen a lot of color variation in these.


 
Thanks!
I think you're right. Armyworm moths are quite common in the area this caterpillar was found.

Chris French
Oakton, VA

 
I've just found the same guy
I've just found the same guy as above, but with black triangles extending all the way up the abdomen. Glad that I found this picture because I was having difficulty id-ing him as well.

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