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brushfoot caterpillar? - Polygonia satyrus

brushfoot caterpillar? - Polygonia satyrus
Pack Forest, Pierce County, Washington, USA
July 12, 2009

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brushfoot caterpillar? - Polygonia satyrus host plant - Polygonia satyrus

Moved from Butterflies and Moths. Jay, you are awesome!

Satyr Anglewing - Polygonia satyrus
Placed one of this larvae's hatchmates in a vivarium at home in Thurston County. It fed for two days on locally collected nettle and emerged as an adult during the dark hours of July 28. Released by Chehalis Western Trail that afternoon. It nectared briefly on buddleia, then vaulted the fence to an area well-suited for finding a mate and well-supplied with host plant stinging nettle.

What would be on a nettle
but one of those Commas, but which one? David Ferguson will know.

HOST lists Aglaia and Vanessa- though I don't know if they look anything like this.

Nettle eaters
Well the Commas just went up a notch in my book if they eat nettle.

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