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Alameda County, California, USA
July 6, 2009
Size: Up to 3/8 inch
On pelargonium flower heads. Colors vary; another specimen was light green. The hostplant database lists these families for this region: Arctiidae, Geometridae, Megalopygidae, Noctuidae, Sphingidae, Tortricidae. For the first three, bugguide's caterpillar pictures look too different from these specimens. Noctuidae--possible but no close matches. Sphingidae--probably not. bugguide has no caterpillar photos for Tortricidae.

That's as far as I got.

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Moved from Heliothinae.


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