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Caterpillar of Funerary Dagger - Acronicta funeralis

Caterpillar of Funerary Dagger - Acronicta funeralis
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 4, 2007
I thought that it would be easy to identify such distinctive caterpillar but I am at a loss. To make things worse I misidentified the host plant. Now I think that it may be horse chestnut but I could be wrong.
Southeastern PA

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Caterpillar of Funerary Dagger - Acronicta funeralis Funerary dagger caterpillar - Acronicta funeralis

Moved from Butterflies and Moths.
Thanks, that is a match.

I have been searching too!
I have been searching too! Found mine on a cherry tree this evening (7/4)in Chambersburg PA Would love to know if it's friend or foe.

Check out
Acronicta funeralis - Funerary Dagger in the guide here and see what you think. Striking creature!

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