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Larva - Euchaetes perlevis

Larva - Euchaetes perlevis
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
August 6, 2011
Found and reared on milkweed vine Sarcostemma hirtellum

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Randy, what do you think of
? and

Well, I am pretty confident that my photo from September 14, 2010
is Euchaetes perlevis (but forgotten by my. I'll move it there). That photo was taken on milkweed in my yard like the one's I raised this year (see thumb). Others and are still feeding there this year to date. Bob's cat is VERY similar but I think it is something else. I say this because the dorsal pencil hairs on my E. perlevis are always black from the tips all the way to the base. Also, Bob's cat appears to have some tan hairs incorperated into it that mine do not seem to have. Of course, his images are SO much better than mine and that might exagerate what appears to be subtle differences. Also, the host plants are different although we probably don't know all of the hosts of E. perlevis yet. However, I am far from expert on cats and trust your judgements over my own.

Got confused and thought this conversation was happening on Bob's larva page. The message is still the same, though.

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