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caterpillar - Protoboarmia porcelaria

caterpillar - Protoboarmia porcelaria
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
March 7, 2016
This caterpillar showed up on the deck. We've had some really warm temps for this time of the year. It was above 60F -- unusual for this time of the year in Wisconsin. I think this caterpillar may be Anavitrinella pampinaria.

Moved
Moved from Geometrid Moths.

Maybe those aren't warts on A8
and we should be looking at something like Protoboarmia instead?

 
I wish we had another angle.
I wish we had another angle. Since the ventral margin and anterior prolegs are not visible, could this even be Campaea? Though that ought show more of a MD dark heart-line? Stumped again.

 
caterpillar
This caterpillar of Protoboarmia porcelaria looks similar. I checked my photos but I don't have anything better.

 
I think I'm ready to call thi
I think I'm ready to call this Protoboarmia.

Only thing about Anavitrinell
Only thing about Anavitrinella is it's supposed to winter as a pupa. Even with a mild winter, I don't think we'd have a grown cat by early March (unless it facultatively delayed pupation until spring?) However, I don't have a good alternate ID going by this photo.

Moved

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