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Striped caterpillars - Homoeosoma electella

Striped caterpillars - Homoeosoma electella
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 22, 2010
Size: up to 7mm
Looking at a Synchlora caterpillar on a black-eyed susan I noticed movement in the florets of the flower head. So I removed some florets and a small striped caterpillar emerged. Removing all the florets revealed three of these striped caterpillars. The largest one was about 7mm. I put them on a new black-eyed susan and after some time they again disappeared into the flower head.

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Striped caterpillars - Homoeosoma electella Side view - Homoeosoma electella Dorsal view - Homoeosoma electella


Excellent Image
Marie -- what a FINE shot. Do you recall the camera, lens and settings?

Hi Link,
Canon S5IS with Raynox close up lens DCR-250; 22.5mm focal length; f8, 1/60 sec. on board flash with diffuser described here

Fantastic Images

Your images are humbling.


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