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Photo#482177
moth caterpillar - Sympistis sorapis

moth caterpillar - Sympistis sorapis
Dragoon Mountain foothills, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
December 29, 2010
Size: 1"

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Moved
Moved from Sympistis.

Overwintering caterpillars
I've collected a half-dozen of these caterpillars and they have begun to form cocoons so hopefully when the adults emerge, we can get a positive ID on this moth.

 
Great news
!

Moved
Moved from Scribbled Sallow. The others were moved out of species (not sure why), but I'm also not sure why this was moved in.

 
Why they were moved out of species
See Bob Patterson's comment on the image linked to below.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

looks like this one

 
Thanks.....
..looks like a perfect match, even to the level of host plant!

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