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Old 07-13-2013, 12:51 PM   #21
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KC,
Here's a larger close up of the first one. It is a side shot.
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And I think the second one must be Schizura unicornis Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Thanks for the ID!

And WW, that website for moth ID is awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:21 PM   #22
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Here's a larger close up of the first one. It is a side shot.
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And I think the second one must be Schizura unicornis Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
I'm still working on your fuzzy one.

I've had a unicorn caterpillar before. I don't think you have one of those. Yours looks like it has an extra set of spikes near the back that the unicorn does not have. I would LEAN towards Schizura ipomoeae.

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Old 07-13-2013, 03:45 PM   #23
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Here's a larger close up of the first one. It is a side shot.
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I'm basically where I was last night. Best guess is the genus Datana. Pictures of many of those cats are not readily available. Datana drexelii looks something like yours.

The fun and games with identifying moths and their caterpillars is because the same species can have many different looks. Field guides cannot begin to show you all the different looks. Moth Photographers Group is a huge help in that respect but if you look through the species in Datana, you will see that many have zero cat pics.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #24
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Hmmm, KC... Wish I had gotten a clearer photo of the first cat. Alas, they are gone now.

As for the 2nd species, they (2) are still on the bush. I will get a better photo of them tomorrow, if they cooperate and are positioned well. (I just got a very nice camera for my birthday )

I did submit both photos to BAMONA. Looking forward to see what they say.

Moths and butterflies are a whole new subject matter for me. Ive always liked and been fascinated by them. But, I've never bothered to really get into identifying them. I did get The Butterflies of Alabama book for my birthday, too. AND, MILTA's Native Plants for Honeybees book. Winning!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:39 AM   #25
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How about Schizura ipomoeae the morning glory prominent or false unicorn for the second one.
Moth Photographers Group – Schizura ipomoeae – 8005

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:57 PM   #26
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Well, I better go ahead and post another mystery to my favorite WG thread.

Any ideas on this one? They remind me a bit of io caterpillars except there seem to be no stripes. Found on a mulberry in New York.
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Possibly a pearl crescent caterpillar?
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #28
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I don't think it is a Pearl Crescent. They use asters as a host plant.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:14 AM   #29
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It was a shot....That's all I could come up with using the guide.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:13 PM   #30
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Here is a fuzzy little fellow I found this weekend

Who's cat is this?-p1040207.jpg Who's cat is this?-p1040204.jpg

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