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Caterpillar - Atteva aurea

Caterpillar - Atteva aurea
Hitchcock Nature Area, Crescent, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
August 22, 2012
Any help identifying this caterpillar appreciated. There were several of these on sumac leaves.

Thanks,
Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

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Moved from Moths.

Any chance that it was Ailanthus
rather than Sumac?

 
Ailanthus Webworm
John and Jane,

It was on Smooth Sumac, but the Guide Info page says it eats other deciduous shrubs, including sumac. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction. We agree that it's Ailanthus Webworm.

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

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