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Caterpillar - Meganola spodia

Caterpillar - Meganola spodia
Florida Canyon, Pima County, Arizona, USA
April 22, 2012
On Oak

Bob, what do you think of

Host species is good but color is not what I expect to see. However, cats often change color to match the substrate, and this one is camouflaged well. I suspect M. spodia, and no other Meganola has that form as far as I know.

Moved from Nolinae.


How about a Meganola
are there any around there?

Meganola spodia
Ashy Meganola

Moved from ID Request.

It has an Acronicta look to it, doesn't it?
If it were out east we might suggest A.hasta or A.laetifica, but...
The early instars are tough