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Acontiinae? caterpillar - Abrostola parvula

Acontiinae? caterpillar - Abrostola parvula
Tumacacori National Historic Park, Tumacacori, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
August 20, 2016
On a composite, probably Bidens sp. Some of the Tarache caterpillar images look similar.

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Acontiinae? caterpillar - Abrostola parvula Acontiinae? caterpillar - Abrostola parvula

Moved

MPG has Abrostola parvula listed for Arizona
here as does Bruce Walsh here

 
Abrostola parvula in AZ
Oh! You are absolutely right - and maybe also right about this caterpillar. I photographed another one of them on a different plant. Will put that up separately.

 
Any chance you can raise one
or have Margarethe raise one? She may actually recognize it from her work with David Wagner.

 
It's a little outside my scop
It's a little outside my scope - and these weren't near my home - but if I find one again I will see what I can do. Thank you for all the help.

Too many pair of abdominal prolegs
for us to be comfortable with Tarache. We get an Abrostola gut response to this. Wonder what the caterpillar of Abrostola parvula might look like. Do you have any additional images from other perspectives you can add? Meanwhile, we'll keep searching. Another caterpillar that poses like this is Condica albigera. Wonder if you have a Condica there??

 
Abrostola, Condica
I added another image showing more of the back, if that helps. Bug Guide doesn't have any Abrostola in Arizona (or any state bordering AZ) but maybe there is one here? There are lots of Condica spp for AZ, but most of the caterpillar images show them stretched out rather than humped? I guess that is variable.

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