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Purple-backed Cabbageworm - Hodges #4897 - Evergestis pallidata

Purple-backed Cabbageworm - Hodges #4897 - Evergestis pallidata
Wildwood Park; Radford, Virginia, USA
November 17, 2011
Size: ~ 20-25 mm
I'd like an ID, please.

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Was this near a garden that had kale or cabbage?
These look like the images that we find online of Evergestis pallidata, but we don't know enough to say that it is that species.

 
I also see that..
I have a photo of Evergestis pallidata taken on 05/28/11 in the same park where I took the recent caterpillar pic!

 
No, but
I do see online that E.pallidata also feeds on Barbarea vulgaris which grows in the area where I found the critter. It was on the side of a building in our wooded park that has a stream running nearby.
Your photo does look a lot like my little fellow.
Thanks for your input!

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