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Buttonbush caterpillars - Ledaea perditalis

Buttonbush caterpillars - Ledaea perditalis
Nantucket, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
August 12, 2012
I collected a bunch of buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) leaves to raise the Mompha larvae that were mining them, and these two caterpillars appeared, devouring the leaves. Other than the pink dorsal stripe on one of them, they seem the same. One of them turned into this moth:

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Buttonbush caterpillars - Ledaea perditalis Pink-striped buttonbush caterpillar - Ledaea perditalis


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