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Solid yellow densely haired caterpillar ID request

Solid yellow densely haired caterpillar ID request
Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
July 23, 2013
Size: 1.75 inch - 2 inch
I did my own research online before seeking help here and I find this little guy look similar to Acronicta americana other than my guy has no body horn and is also the same solid yellow as his body. I also found an ID that is very similar to my guy on this web site at: http://bugguide.net/comment/reply/189094#comment exept my guy has more dense hair. I found him having a nice feast on my Super Dwarf Cavendish Musa Acuminata Banana tree as the sun was setting. Caven was under a plum tree when it happened, I have found no infestation in the tree, but I know they can hide well when not feeding. He had a VERY nice grip on the plant and also gripped my hand and the tablecloth tightly as well. I hope my this description due to image size restriction I had to crop off my caterpillar's head to get it to fit this sites image size limits. Error: The uploaded image(3565x1529) is too large (max 3072x3072) I have given enough text description for a successful ID request answer despite having to cut off my subject head which by the way looks EXACTLY like the back end only slightly narrower. Thank you.

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Woolly bear
Looks like a yellow/virginia woolly bear (Spilosoma virginica).

 
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Looking at pictures at https://www.google.com/search?q=yellow/virginia+woolly+bear+(Spilosoma+virginica)&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=pnIFUtm5I8SyyAHao4C4AQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1485&bih=946#imgdii=_and i do see quite a few with your ID that look VERY close to it. And others with close shade of yellow and hair density.

Looks to my untrained eye that you have made a very good identification for me. Thank you very much for your reply.

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