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Caterpillars on Rhus - Datana perspicua

Caterpillars on Rhus - Datana perspicua
Montosa Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
August 21, 2012
feeding on Rhus virens, Evergreen Sumac.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Spotted Datana cat…
Rhus virens is the main host of this species.

See reference here.

 
That was quick!
So is this just a different instar from ?

 
Exactly.
Note the comment on the bottom of the page of that image.

 
Amazing...
...change in color. And it seems they'll feed on any old Rhus. Bruce Walsh's site has pics only on Rhus trilobata.

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