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Colorful Moth - Acharia stimulea

Colorful Moth - Acharia stimulea
Maringpuin, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, USA
June 24, 2006
Size: Medium
Either an old moth, or a fresh moth that battered its head to eclose. In any event, it went through a terrific rain storm during the night to find its way to the delta. Appears to be a borer of sorts. Any help to identify will be appreciated

Colorful Moth
Hi Jacques - how are things at LSU? I believe your moth is an adult of the Saddleback Caterpillar, Acharia stimulea. The caterpillar delivers a nasty sting. The adults are very uncommon in our area. Take good care -- Darryl

Colorful Moth
Good to hear from you Dr. D. Man the bayou is great this time of year. Bet the Tensaw is beautiful as ever. Yeah, I know about the saddleback prickles. Thanks buddy. Jacques.

Acharia image - Copyright
Dear Jacques,

I would like to use your photo #59578 for a US government web publication (an electronic key for USDA). With this email I am requesting that you allow me to use your image in the key with appropriate acknowledgement.


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