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Which Caterpillar? - Dolba hyloeus

Which Caterpillar? - Dolba hyloeus
Pearl River County, Mississippi, USA
September 14, 2009
Dolba hyloeus maybe?

Moved from Dolba.

Moved from ID Request.

I find it interesting that that this would be moved to Dolba and not the specific species. It isn't like there are numerous species in the genus that could be similar to this, as there is one species D. hyloeus...

I didnt look and your comment"most likely".
To used to moving beetles to genus level I guess.

This looks like Dolba hyloeus, but the food plant doesnt quite match, do you know the exact species of plant it was found on?

Not sure which plant but adding photo. I probably had a
few used on me as a kid though.

The foodplant you posted looks like an Ilex spp., which is a host of Dolba hyloeus. I'm not 100% sure about the plants ID, but based on that D. hyloeus is most likely what this individual is.

Unfortunately, rearing it won't help
The little white ovoids on its integument are braconid wasp pupae. They pretty much guarantee that it won't reach adulthood.

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