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Obtuse Euchlaena larva - Euchlaena obtusaria

Obtuse Euchlaena larva - Euchlaena obtusaria
Town of Baileys Harbor, Hidden Corners Sanctuary, Door County, Wisconsin, USA
October 11, 2001
Larva is 91 days old. Notice how its protrusions appear to match the thorns on the branch of the Rose. Notes from data base: "Placed larvae in cold fruit cellar for the winter, since they did not appear to be thinking about pupating and I was running out of food plant. The larvae were still clinging to the Rose stem. They stayed that way all winter. When I took them out of the fruit cellar on May 15, 2002, the caterpillars were dead."