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Photo#157318
Red-humped Oakworm caterpillar 1 - Symmerista

Red-humped Oakworm caterpillar 1 - Symmerista
cass County, Texas, USA
November 18, 2007
one of three images of this specimen. I am pretty sure I have the correct ID but will wait for confirmation before moving it to:
"Red-humped Oakworm".

Lee

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Red-humped Oakworm caterpillar 3 - Symmerista Red-humped Oakworm caterpillar 2 - Symmerista Red-humped Oakworm caterpillar 1 - Symmerista

Moved
to guide.

Wagner reports, pg 317,
that he cannot tell these from S. albifrons, but in the South he puts canicosta in the mountains and albifrons in Texas. Don't know if that helps. J D Roberts adds some insights on

 
It appears
to mean that this is more likely "albifrons" than canicosta, lol. I looked at the example you cited and due to information contained there about the width of dorsal stripes, I think you got it right. I will correct the ID. Thanks a bunch, again.

Lee

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