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Photo#543780
cutworm or dart caterpillar - Morrisonia confusa

cutworm or dart caterpillar - Morrisonia confusa
City of Greater Sudbury, Fairbank Lake, Ontario, Canada
July 9, 2011
Size: approx 2cm
Distinctively striped larva but of what moth? sawfly? butterfly?

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cutworm or dart caterpillar - Morrisonia confusa owlet_confused wood grain larva - Morrisonia confusa confused woodgrain larva - Morrisonia confusa

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Confused Woodgrain - Hodges#10521 - Morrisonia confusa

 
colouring
John and Jane, I looked in the guide and noted that the colouring can be very light or quite dark. Is this because it's "skin" is translucent and we can see what it has eaten?

 
We're not certain,
but while the colors are variable, sometimes significantly in different instars, the basic pattern is always there until the last instar.

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