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Caterpillar - Acronicta lupini

Caterpillar - Acronicta lupini
Flat Tops Wilderness, White River Nat'l Forest, Eagle County, Colorado, USA
September 7, 2008
Size: 25mm
Found at 9650 ft. elevation.

Moved from barnesii or lupini.


Moved from Noctuoidea.



Is there
an indication this is a tiger moth caterpillar?

Another possibility would be an Acronicta
Some of the eastern species look similar, but we haven't found a match yet. Wagner is going to publish a new book, just on the Noctuid caterpillars, so maybe we'll know more then. On the other hand, maybe someone will recognize it before then!

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