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Photo#80702
Shedding Caterpillar - Macremphytus testaceus

Shedding Caterpillar - Macremphytus testaceus
Lakewood, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
August 18, 2006
This caterpillar was feeding on a silky dogwood with many others of the same species. First,they are white and then they shed their pwdery white covering and turn into a green caterpillar whith black spots.

Moved
Moved from Macremphytus.

Moved to guide
Apparently there are three spp. of these that feed on Dogwood, so I'm putting them at the genus level.

Cool!
We've been building up a lot of images of this one. I'm pretty sure now that it's Dogwood Sawfly - it starts out waxy white then becomes black and yellow later. Great shot showing the actual transformation!

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