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Photo#870393
Palthis angulalis  - Palthis angulalis

Palthis angulalis - Palthis angulalis
Florence, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
September 1, 2011
This caterpillar was found and reared on the seed pod of Baptisia australis. It seems to scale off and eat the top layer of the pod skin. I have found the caterpillars on the outside of the pods, but also inside the pods. I suspect that they overwinter inside the pods.

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Moved to Palthis angulalis

Palthis
Based on the baptisia food plant, the Balabans suggested P. asopialis.

 
Palthis angulalis vs. asopialis
I posted the adult moth, reared from this cat......with a comment but I'm not sure it gets seen where I posted the comment......see my photo of the adult which I should have included initially.

 
Hmmm ...
Betsy, both species of Palthis feed on the same plants. This is P. angulalis. See comments on adult image

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Palthis angulalis vs. asopialis
I reared this caterpillar. Unless I am mistaken it is Palthis angulalis. I should have posted the reared adult with the cat. I will attempt to do so now!

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