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unknown Caterpillar on Sideroxylon lanuginosum - Lactura pupula

unknown Caterpillar on Sideroxylon lanuginosum - Lactura pupula
Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas, USA
April 5, 2018

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Moved

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

oops
I originally thought these larva were on a live oak, but I now think it is actually Sideroxylon lanuginosum or a similar species. Still doing good with rearing them though

 
Excellent!
Take more pics as they grow and change - thanks
We haven't yet found images of caterpillars for Lactura pupula to see if we can compare, but we'll keep looking.

Yet another guess (but this o
Yet another guess (but this one might be right): Lactura? Seems very similar to one just posted by Graham Montgomery.

Just maybe a dalcerid?
Just maybe a dalcerid?

 
Zygaenidae looks even better,
Zygaenidae looks even better, but again just a hunch.

 
Is there more than one Dalcerid?
Realized that we don't know how to answer that question!

 
There are more than a few, bu
There are more than a few, but how many in US, I know not. Was just going by a gut hunch. Thinking now megalopygid might be another possibility.

Excellent!
Good luck to you. Hoping to learn something new!

We've had something similar that we have been hoping
to get identified for quite some time

Any chance you can take this home and raise it?

 
interesting, I will go and ta
interesting, I will go and take some home to rear and get back to you!

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