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caterpillar - Sept. 7 - Leuconycta diphteroides

caterpillar - Sept. 7 - Leuconycta diphteroides
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
September 7, 2010
This caterpillar completed a cocoon by Sept. 19 and is now overwintering. As it was forming the pupa the caterpillar first covered itself with debris from the leaves and sort of sealed itself under the debris to the side of the container. Could be either Leuconycta diphteroides judging by photo in (1) or Leuconycta lepidula.

Images of this individual: tag all
caterpillar - Aug. 31 - Leuconycta diphteroides caterpillar - Sept. 3 - Leuconycta diphteroides caterpillar - Sept. 5 - Leuconycta diphteroides caterpillar - Sept. 7 - Leuconycta diphteroides

Moved
Moved from Leuconycta. Has the blue green of diphteroides, Owlets pgs 372-3, so we'll move it there.

Foodplant?
What was this beauty eating?

 
caterpillar
It was eating leaves of a butterfly bush - Buddleia.

Moved

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