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looper @ Caloosahatchee Regional Park  - Anomis editrix

looper @ Caloosahatchee Regional Park - Anomis editrix
Caloosahatchee Regional Park, Lee County, Florida, USA
November 30, 2011
Size: approx 1.3 "

Moved

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

BugGuide has two Anomis from Florida
Anomis illita - Okra Leafworm Moth - Hodges#8551
and
Anomis erosa - Yellow Scallop Moth - Hodges#8545
Wonder if it could be one of those??

 
I have seen both A Illita and
I have seen both A Illita and A erosa in Desoto County, but I have never seen a caterpillar that looks anything like the one from Lee County. I sent a picture of the plant to some people who know the Florida native plant species, so maybe I'll get an ID. Dr Hansen of USF said it might be a non-native Jute, which woud put it in the Malvaceae. Heppner states that the hosts are unknown for A illita.

Do you still have the uncropped original?
Maybe you can downsize it and post it and someone might be able to figure out the plant species.

Can't quite make out the prolegs
but it looks like it has two big pair and at least one smaller pair. Similar to Anomis privata. Do you know what plant it was on? Hibiscus? or Rose of Sharon?

 
Unfortunately, I could not ID
Unfortunately, I could not ID the plant. I don't know Rose of Sharon, but I'm sure it was not on Hibiscus.

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