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Photo#1720377
Clover Looper? - Mocis

Clover Looper? - Mocis
Atco, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
August 31, 2019
Size: 60mm?
Found on a grass.

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Moved from Euclidiini.

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I'll leave it here for now...

Looks Like Mocis Moth
I see what looks to be the telltale intersegmental black splotches between A1 - A2 & A2 - A3. Caenurgina species and other related genera lack that.

 
I see...
Do you think this my old one is also Mocis?

 
On Second Thought
Looking over some of my old images your older caterpillar could indeed be a Caenurgina species.

Caenurgina and Ptichodis larvae can indeed also have intersegmental black splotches between A1 - A2 & A2 - A3. They are larger, framed/interrupted by white (as is the case with your larger caterpillar), and perhaps a bit more noticeable when at rest for Mocis species.

About as confusing as true loopers.

 
Yes I Do
The black patches are much more visible on this one. As for what exact species you have to rear them to adults to know that for sure. I will say that the caterpillars here that end up over 60mm have been Mocis texana. That is just an observation though.

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