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Caterpillar - Utetheisa ornatrix

Caterpillar - Utetheisa ornatrix
Plantation, Broward County, Florida, USA
April 23, 2007
Size: 1 inch
This caterpillar was on a candle plant (casia) I believe if is a Cloudless Sulphur butterfly caterpillar, but is very different from pics I have seen. Other caterpillars are in the seed pods.

Moved from Bella Moth.

The two subspecies in North America are no longer recognized and are consider forms of Utetheisa ornatrix.(1)
The Bug Guide pages will be adjusted.

Please contact us by email (see our contributor page here) regarding permission to display on Plates at Moth Photographers Group photographs of moths and larvae that you have posted here at BugGuide. You'll have to translate our address into a real email one, sorry. Thanks, J&J.

Rattlebox moth cat.
Look here for the beautiful moth it will turn into.

Thank you
Thanks so much for the id.

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