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Old 07-10-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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My SIL in southern NJ found what she's describing as a woolly white caterpillar with black feet and was asking what it is.

What are the best sites for letting her figure this out but specifying the characteristics of the caterpillar?

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Old 07-10-2011, 05:40 PM   #2
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If you have a picture I'd recommend Bugguide.net. If not then I think the book Caterpillars of Eastern North America by David L. Wagner is an excellent resource.

Off the top of my head I think The Yellow Bear Caterpillar is out. They have a white form as well though the feet aren't what I'd call black.
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Thanks MrILoveTheAnts. bugguide.net has a better search than some other sites I tried, so she may find her answer there.

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Old 07-11-2011, 09:48 AM   #4
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Another starting point is Caterpillars - Lepidoptera Photo Gallery by Tom Murray at pbase.com (then click on either "Butterfly Caterpillars" or "Moth Caterpillars" where you can see large numbers of images at the same time.
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Thanks suunto. The images on that site are really clear.
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