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Orange hairy caterpillar - Cycnia collaris

Orange hairy caterpillar - Cycnia collaris
Hermitage, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
July 10, 2011
While leading a nature hike at Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area, I observed this caterpillar on a Whorled Milkweed plant. It appeared to be feeding on the plant. I've asked several people about it; one local butterfly expert suggested it might be the Unexpected Cycnia (Cycnia inopinatus). After comparing photos, that would be my best guess. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Cycnia inopinatus was synonymized with Cycnia collaris.

Davidson County record
I just submitted this to BAMONA, it appears to be a county record. Thanks for your help.

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Moved from ID Request. Yes, good ID work.

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