Pine Brook, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA
September 8, 2002
Size: ~ 12 mm
This posting was a long-standing mystery, finally resolved by finding disassociated rearing notes. The photo is poor, but I've not seen better. I add a crop-in to clarify the head markings: two dark spots on each side of the head, the lower one seen only poorly/partially in profile (and much like Euthyatira pudens which is, however, only present on dogwood in the spring, and quite larger). The apparent proleg, far forward, is, indeed, debris.
The "next time" I encounter this caterpillar, I swear to do a better job of it!!!
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