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Datana species - Datana

Datana species - Datana
Atsion, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
July 19, 2009
Found south of Atsion lake in an area that had experienced a significant wildfire the year before. The caterpillars were seen on two consecutive days in the same place and on the same plants. Earlier we had noticed similar caterpillars on stagger-bush blueberry (Lyonia mariana). This would suggest Datana ranaeceps (post-burn datana) but the images in my only field guide, Caterpillars of Eastern North America by David L. Wagner, seem to better match Datana perspicua (spotted datana).

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I think
these are early instar Datana major. I found these on Lyonia when I lived in NJ.

see here http://naturenm.org/lep/datana/larva.html

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