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Isa textula

Isa textula
South Berwick, York County, Maine, USA
September 1, 2012
Size: 1.3 cm
Found on yellow birch.


Cool! Did the caterpillar die? Was it already dead when the pupa emerged? What was the story? Thanks!

I wasn't around to see the emergence of the pupa
but when I did get around to checking it out, the caterpillar was dead, adhered to the container and looked deflated. I had to scrape the corpse off. I was looking forward to rearing the moth, and I wasn't happy with a parasite, but I'll still try to raise it.

I had the same thing happen to a similar slug cat. and he lived a couple days after the pupae emerged.... but they were wasp parasits....s o maybe that factored into it.

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