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Old 01-09-2011, 03:57 PM   #7
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Location: Ventnor City, New Jersey, USA

Originally Posted by benj1 View Post
This visitor took shelter in one of my concrete block work-bins last year.

From "Caterpillar hosts: Wide variety, including banana, cabbage, cherry, dandelion, maples, orange, sunflowers, violets, and willows." It has been documented in my county. Unfortunately, I don't see on that site any pictures of the caterpillar.

I have an abundance of black cherry and violets, and a few sunflowers each summer.
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Found this site with a helpful description of the caterpillar and life-cycle:
What a beautiful moth, Benji! I don't think I've ever seen one of these guys before. Really cool caterpillar, too. It is interesting to find out how many moths don't eat as adults.
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