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Something is eating the trefoil. - Urbanus proteus

Something is eating the trefoil. - Urbanus proteus
Loxley, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
June 13, 2020
Size: 3.5 to 4cm
Host plant is Desmodium paniculatum. I have nine caterpillars on this one small plant. They have made hanging tents that they seem to be resting in? Not sure. None of them have formed a chrysalis. I thought they might be some kind of skipper.

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Something is eating the trefoil. - Urbanus proteus Something is eating the trefoil. - Urbanus proteus Something is eating the trefoil. - Urbanus proteus

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If you want to salvage the plant put them on something else in the Fabaceae family. I use Chinese Wisteria as it is (sadly) abundant, but they aren't particularly picky.

 
That's brilliant! I'm not con
That's brilliant! I'm not concerned about the trefoil. It grows as a weed around here. I thought it looked nice, so I potted one. Funny thing, the wild ones are just fine. Not a caterpillar to be found. They liked the one I've nurtured for weeks.

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