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Solid yellow densely haired caterpillar ID request

Solid yellow densely haired caterpillar ID request
Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
July 23, 2013
Size: 1.75 inch - 2 inch
I did my own research online before seeking help here and I find this little guy look similar to Acronicta americana other than my guy has no body horn and is also the same solid yellow as his body. I also found an ID that is very similar to my guy on this web site at: exept my guy has more dense hair. I found him having a nice feast on my Super Dwarf Cavendish Musa Acuminata Banana tree as the sun was setting. Caven was under a plum tree when it happened, I have found no infestation in the tree, but I know they can hide well when not feeding. He had a VERY nice grip on the plant and also gripped my hand and the tablecloth tightly as well. I hope my this description due to image size restriction I had to crop off my caterpillar's head to get it to fit this sites image size limits. Error: The uploaded image(3565x1529) is too large (max 3072x3072) I have given enough text description for a successful ID request answer despite having to cut off my subject head which by the way looks EXACTLY like the back end only slightly narrower. Thank you.


Moved from ID Request.

Woolly bear
Looks like a yellow/virginia woolly bear (Spilosoma virginica).

Reply to identification
Looking at pictures at i do see quite a few with your ID that look VERY close to it. And others with close shade of yellow and hair density.

Looks to my untrained eye that you have made a very good identification for me. Thank you very much for your reply.

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