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Wildwood Park; Radford, Virginia, USA
December 12, 2011
Size: 20-25 mm
I found this exposed larva in the decay of a dead log. I'd like an ID, please. There were very fine, fluffy looking fibers beside it.

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Pupa Pupa

Moved from ID Request.

Moth pupa
Something in Noctuoidea, I think; presumably the fibers are the caterpillar's hairs, suggesting a tussock moth or tiger moth.

Charley, now I remember getting photos of several Hickory Tussock cats in that area in September! It's probably one of those.

Would that be too fast
for the next generation to be at this stage, or about right?

I do not know anything about it's life span.

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