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Photo#150086
Hypocrisias minima

Hypocrisias minima
Dragoon Mountain foothills, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
October 2, 2007
Size: 30 mm
This colorful caterpillar was feeding on a tall yellow composite (daisy).

Moved
Moved from Tiger Moths.

Moved

 
Hypocrisias minima
I just happened to check the Subfamily Arctiinae, tribe Arctiini photos on Bruce Walsh's website (Moths of SE Arizona) and found a match! Here's the link (hope this works):
http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/zeeb/butterflies/figs/moth_larvae/Arctiid/H_minima-l1.jpg

 
Nice detective work!
Nice detective work!

YOu may want to check out thi
YOu may want to check out this page: http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/zeeb/butterflies/mothlist.html
If you go through the families and you can view photos of the caterpillar instars. You may get lucky and find it!

 
Good suggestion but...
...maybe I'll just e-mail the photo to Bruce. I find it pretty tedious to look at all of the links on that website. Lots of information there, just hard to get to if you don't have a clue as to ID.

 
Good luck...I am sure he woul
Good luck...I am sure he would be happy to look at it. He was going to look at a couple of my mystery shots too.

 
I have....
...at least 200 moth photos for him!

 
Yikes!
Yikes!