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Tortoise beetle pupa? - Isa textula

Tortoise beetle pupa? - Isa textula
Frederick County, Maryland, USA
October 3, 2005
This was found stuck to the underside of a dead leaf. It did not move, and appeared to be firmly attached to the leaf. Could this be a tortoise beetle pupa? How would one tell the difference between the larval and pupal stages of these beetles?

it looks alot like one of the
it looks alot like one of the slug caterpillars, Isa textula, the crowned slug. I looked it up in david wagner's new "caterpiilars of eastern north america" ( great book!)

I agree.
I agree with Mark, but mostly wanted to compliment Joe on a really nice portrait. Great work!

Thanks for the ID
and the compliment. I wouldn't have guessed caterpillar! And thanks for the book recommendation, Mark. I'll check it out.