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ID of caterpillar in central Virginia

Anybody know what kind of caterpillar this is? They're everywhere in central Virginia this week (mid-August, 2004). The body looks like a Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar, but the markings are a bit different. Ours has vertical stripes running the length of the body. We've had no luck keeping them in captivity; they're obviously interested in eating something other than the parsley we've been offering it. Any ideas? Thanks for any help anyone can offer!


Oak worm
....Yea, Thats an oak worm. They're defoliating my pin oaks and dropping caustic green bombs on my cars in the driveway. I live in Stafford VA, this is the first I've seen em here.

Looks like an oakworm
There are several similar looking Anisota species. See the discussion here:

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