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Photo#1298555
colorful caterpillar on Euphorbia - Theroa zethus

colorful caterpillar on Euphorbia - Theroa zethus
Salero Ranch, 10 miles E of Tubac, 4500 ft elevation, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
September 3, 2016
Size: 3-4 cm
This caterpillar was on Euphorbia heterophylla.

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Theroa zethus cat…
Nice. These feed on various spurges in southern Arizona.

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Thank you! I have seen the adults here but had no idea they had such cool-looking larvae.

 
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Sometimes the caterpillars are more attractive than the adults.

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