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Orange Caterpillar on Butterfly Weed - Cycnia collaris

Orange Caterpillar on Butterfly Weed - Cycnia collaris
Primrose Township, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
July 3, 2011
I think this is an Unexpected Tiger Moth caterpillar. Can someone please confirm this or suggest similar species? The caterpillar is on a Butterfly Weed (Asclepius tuberosa) plant on a prairie remnant in SW Dane County, WI. Thank you.

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Cycnia inopinatus was synonymized with Cycnia collaris.

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wow!
i learned something today! your ID is spot on. what a pretty one this is!

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