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Previous events

primrose cat #4 - Spodoptera ornithogalli

primrose cat #4 - Spodoptera ornithogalli
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 13, 2011
Size: ~15mm
One of four different caterpillars I found on a single primrose (Oenothera sp., maybe Oenothera elata?). A very small cat; not sure where to start looking? Many thanks in advance.


Yellow-striped Armyworm?

Gotta be; thanks Yurika
I shouldve known by the, well, yellow stripes.

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