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Photo#589582
Edward's Wasp Moth - Lymire edwardsii - Lymire edwardsii

Edward's Wasp Moth - Lymire edwardsii - Lymire edwardsii
Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA
October 22, 2011
Size: 4cm
A group of these were in various stages - caterpillar to cocoon - on the outside of a building.

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Moved

Distinctive orange tuft
located behind head. These caterpillars are about to be in the process of pupating. See this thumb for same location of same species of caterpillars.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

my guess
is this is a light colored batch of Halysidota cinctipes - Florida Tussock Moth - Hodges#8202
if you go back there you could collect a coccon and bring home the pupa and hatch it..then we'd all know for sure..

 
I did collect a cocoon...
Now the waiting begins.

I don't really see the long setae of the Tussock, however. It was in the shade and near the fascia, so not the clearest photo.

 
Chalcid wasp emerged
from pupa. Click here:

I have others, so hopefully an adult will eclose.

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