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Dogbane Saucrobotys Moth - Saucrobotys futilalis

Dogbane Saucrobotys Moth - Saucrobotys futilalis
Calvert County, Maryland, USA
August 9, 2006
These cats have finally been identified as Dogbane Saucrobotys Moth, Saucrobotys futilalis, caterpillars by Dick Smith/Fred Atwood. A species pages needs to be created butI don't know how to do that.

Moved from Saucrobotys.


Arlene, any thoughts on whether
we should move the other images that are linked to this page below? They seem to be the same species, but ...???

They all look...
sufficiently similar, so I'd probably move them to the species page (by the way, thanks for creating that). I'm no expert, of course.

Dogbane caterpillars
I have some of these right now and am trying to figure out what they are. The parasitoids are coming out like crazy, but if any survive I'll post a pic when they eclose.

Don't neglect to get
images of the parasitoids too! What a great learning opportunity for us all!

These look like lepidoptera
we have caterpillars like this in the guide, but no identification yet. Any chance you could raise some to adult?

I should have.....
taken some to raise but didn't. I'll certainly do that next year. Yes, the other photos look like the same caterpillar.

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