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Hodges #9264 - Caterpillar of Long-winged Dagger Moth - Acronicta longa

Hodges #9264 - Caterpillar of Long-winged Dagger Moth - Acronicta longa
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
October 31, 2017
Size: Length ≈20mm
Caterpillar from eggs laid Sep 27, 2017, hatched on Oct 2, 2017. Fed Vaccinium (had refused Quercus nigra and Prunus sp. leaves). I posted this additional photo to show the variability of appearance of caterpillars from the same set of eggs, this one an earlier instar.

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