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Pinkish caterpillar. ID please. - Strymon melinus

Pinkish caterpillar. ID please. - Strymon melinus
Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana, USA
August 11, 2018
On Tick Trefoil or a similar legume.

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Blue - family Lycaenidae
It's the larva of one of the Blue butterflies. Several of them feed on legumes. Eastern Tailed-Blue seems most likely. There is a somewhat similar caterpillar at: https://bugguide.net/node/view/892897/bgimage

 
Thanks
Someone else pointed out that it looks more like a Grey Hairstreak, which does seem to be a more likely match. ???

 
caterpillar
Mine was really a shot in the dark, Ken. I forgot that Gray Hairstreak fed on legumes further south. Our very local populations are restricted to Sweetfern, so I forget about its broad preferences in the US.
Thanks for the help!

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