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Catapiller Id Request - Spodoptera exigua

Catapiller Id Request - Spodoptera exigua
Davis, Yolo County, California, USA
August 22, 2012
Size: ~ 2 cm long
Found indoors so I don't know the host plant, I'm trying to rear it so I can get pictures of it as an adult, so any ideas on what to feed it are greatly appreciated. It doesn't seem to be going for any of the plants near my house I have tried giving it yet...

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Prepupal?
I don't know the larva or its host plant, but the fact that it was found indoors, and the pinkish coloration in the dorsal area, both suggest that it is in wandering phase (prepupal), in which case it is finished with feeding and ready to pupate. Until or unless someone weighs in with a suggestion as to what to feed it, you might try confining it in a jar with some tissue paper or cheesecloth and see if it silks together a pupal chamber.

 
Yes.
You're right, its started to do this in the container I had it in. I will update with more pictures later, although it will be hard to have clear pictures...

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