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Photo#513886
Black Haired Hairy Orange and yellow Caterpillar   - Estigmene acrea

Black Haired Hairy Orange and yellow Caterpillar - Estigmene acrea
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
April 25, 2011
Size: 3 1/2 "
Pupa after the hairy cocoon was removed.

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Black Haired Hairy Orange and yellow Caterpillar   - Estigmene acrea Black Haired Hairy Orange and yellow Caterpillar   - Estigmene acrea Black Haired Hairy Orange and yellow Caterpillar   - Estigmene acrea

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Date
Was this really taken the same day as the cat images?

 
Within a day of capture and f
Within a day of capture and feeding him he made the cocoon! The craziest thing was he used all those hairs, turning them into a shield that encased the cocoon like a hammock! To date and time the cocoon still is intact but you can see something in it!

 
Date, size
Please fix the date in the data field. Also, perhaps the pupa is a little shorter than the caterpillar (it usually is), if so, give the right size in the data field. It is preferable to use millimeters rather than inches, but don't worry about it if it is inconvenient to you.
Do you have an image of the hairy cocoon? It would be nice to add that; most people don't know about it.

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