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Ugly-nest Caterpillar Moth - Archips cerasivorana

Ugly-nest Caterpillar Moth - Archips cerasivorana
Thompson Falls, Sanders County, Montana, USA
August 14, 2011
Found on same bush as

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Host
I was wrong about the host. It's chokecherry.

Moved
Moved from Moths.

Probably an Archips sp.
Just can't find a good species match for yours.

 
I also thought
maybe Acleris, but I can't match them up either.

Maybe it's the Ugly-nest caterpillar, Archips cerasivorana. But the guide page doesn't mention Dogbane.

 
Is there any possibility that
Is there any possibility that the larvae could be mixed up with something else? Saucrobotys is the only communal dogbane feeder that I know of, and the larvae are superficially similar to A. cerasivorana, but the adults are very different.

 
No
The larvae, pupae and adult moths were all over this bush (something I don't think I've ever seen before). I think it would be very unlikley that the larvae were anything other than this moth. The more likely answer would be that the host plant has been misidentified, ID was given by my mother, who is usually pretty good about her plants. The plant is in her yard, so I can always confirm plant ID later if it ends up being in question.

 
Looking at the photo, I would
Looking at the photo, I would say cherry or something in the Rosaceae.

 
Caterpillars
I think we need to move the caterpillars here with this moth?

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