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Photo#570412
Green fuzzy caterpillar with black spikes and red head - Acronicta rubricoma

Green fuzzy caterpillar with black spikes and red head - Acronicta rubricoma
Fisherville, Spencer County, Kentucky, USA
August 31, 2011
Size: 2 inches

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Green fuzzy caterpillar with black spikes and red head - Acronicta rubricoma Green fuzzy caterpillar with black spikes and red head - Acronicta rubricoma

Moved
Moved from Cottonwood Dagger Moth. Wagner's new book does say that the long tufts on rubricoma can be all black while lepusculina does not have a tuft on A2

Moved
Moved from Dagger Moths.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Most of the lepusculina that we have seen images of
have one less dorsal tuft and much longer hair, but it is certainly possible that an earlier instar looks this way.

Acronicta lepusculina?
I'm not sure, but this one looks pretty close:


http://bugguide.net/node/view/506716/bgimage

looks to be one of the Acronicta
such as

but we don't know which one

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