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Life cycle: caterpillar - Pero

Life cycle: caterpillar - Pero
Alameda County, California, USA
January 17, 2011
Found on carrot tops. I think the caterpillar was 23 mm long at that time, but I can't find my notes. Reared outdoors, mostly; kept in unheated room indoors during the coldest weather.

This caterpillar was nocturnal. It spent its days stretched out straight, looking like a stick (unlike Sabulodes aegrotata, for instance, another geometrid I've reared, which consistently rested in a C-shaped posture after the first few days out of their eggs).

*_ This Life Cycle also shown on info page for this species.

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Life Cycle
I added this one to http://www.buglifecycles.com/ - thanks!

My complements for a Great series of Photos!
My "guess" on the species is Pero mizon. Lets see what the experts have to say.

 
Thank you kindly!
I think it looks most like occidentalis, but those two species aren't so different.

 
hey lady
shoot me an email please?

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