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Pseudeustrotia carneola

Pseudeustrotia carneola
Pine Brook, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA
Size: ~ 22 mm
Eggs obtained 6-13-04 from light-captured female. Reared on dock (Rumex). Shown here 7-3, presumed final instar. Prepupal by 7-5. Two adults eclosed 7-21 and 22-04.

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Nice, But Dates?
I do enjoy this endless parade of caterpillars (more please), but some have the date field of the submission form filled out and some like this don't. If you are concerned about the 'wild specimens' bit that is to keep range map data valid. I presume that if the location of the female moth and the provided location are in the same area then all is well for adding the date.

I've had scruples about putting captive caterpillar dates (as well as reared eclosion dates) in the date field but do always provide dates in the captions when I have them. I suppose its a tradeoff?
Glad you like the caterpillars. I do have a few more.

Your Call
The female was gravid at the time so I would say those eggs were 'wild'. On the other hand they may have hatched under induced conditions and the larvae reared on plants not otherwise available at that point in time in nature or in a place far removed from their parents, that is things that would make your data less useful.

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