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Datana spp. - Datana perspicua

Datana spp. - Datana perspicua
St. Mary's City chapel field, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
August 15, 2015
Size: 2 cm
I found a cluster of Datana spp. caterpillars on a sumac. I haven't been able to speciate them. Can you? Thanks!

Datana perspicua
Moved from ID Request.

I think there are a couple it might be, and I somewhat question the ID of similar ones here on BugGuide. They often change dramatically between instars.

That being said, it is probably a Spotted Datana, Datana perspicua, but it will probably be stuck just in Datana.

Some similar ones:

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