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Old 08-20-2012, 05:55 AM   #211
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Does anyone know what this little guy (maybe an inch long) is? It descended from some hardwood trees. (I didn't think to notice what kind.) My first thought, because of the color, was that it was a hickory tussock moth caterpillar, but I don't think so now.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:38 AM   #212
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Does anyone know what this little guy (maybe an inch long) is? It descended from some hardwood trees. (I didn't think to notice what kind.) My first thought, because of the color, was that it was a hickory tussock moth caterpillar, but I don't think so now.
Looks like a banded tussock moth caterpillar, Halysidota tessellaris (Lepidoptera: Erebidae; subfamily Arctiinae) - Butterflies and Moths of North America | collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #213
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Thanks, suunto.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:45 PM   #214
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Speaking of Common Buckeye, here's one of the caterpillars I found on Agalinis plants! Last night we got a real rain (2 1/4 inch), which should help with the host plants, which have suffered from lack of rain.
So glad to hear you got some rain, Linda! How are the milkweeds doing? I hope there are lots of flowering plants for the monarchs when they start to migrate!

We get the buckeye caterpillars on the non native plantains around here. Last fall we raised dozens of them in the classroom!
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:07 PM   #215
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Just some visitors from this week...
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:18 PM   #216
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Ooooo I like that first one....It almost looks pulled, it's so long in appearance.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:22 PM   #217
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Thanks, Havalotta. I have lots of East Tiger Swallowtail photos, since I have lots of them in my yard, but I really liked that one.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:37 AM   #218
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I really like that 1st photo too!!!
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:34 AM   #219
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The milkweeds in my yard are doing well. Out in the wild...well, those need even more rain to really be ready! I hope there will be lots of flowers, too! Right now, it's looking fairly good as far as flowers in my yard. And I've got little skipper caterpillars on some mallow plants right now.

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So glad to hear you got some rain, Linda! How are the milkweeds doing? I hope there are lots of flowering plants for the monarchs when they start to migrate!

We get the buckeye caterpillars on the non native plantains around here. Last fall we raised dozens of them in the classroom!
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My first spicebush swallowtail cat went on walkabout but now I found this fellow on the spicebush next to it. Maybe 2nd instar?
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