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Harvester caterpillar - Feniseca tarquinius

Harvester caterpillar - Feniseca tarquinius
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
August 31, 2006
Size: ~15 mm
Here you can see more of the grey aphids it was eating.

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Harvester caterpillar - Feniseca tarquinius Harvester caterpillar - Feniseca tarquinius

Just curious...
Those are really nice pictures.

Where was it and what plant was it on? I thought they only ate the white fuzzy waxy aphids. I wish they would come eat the milkweed aphids in my garden!

 
It was on Smilax/Greenbriar
fortunately I noted that on the first image, as there's no way I would remember it almost two years later. : )

 
Thanks...
And I saw elsewhere that the aphid has an unusual lifecycle, and those are the same as the wooly ones. So cool!

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