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 Post subject: Camouflaged Caterpillars for ID
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:41 am 
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San Rafael NP, March 2010. There were 9 of these awesome caterpillars together on a tree trunk. They were in an exposed location next to a path at the very edge of the forest by a restoration area, which has small trees, shrubs and grasses. They were very well camouflaged against the bark but just happened to be at eye level. The one on the right was about 9cm/3.5in long.

I've no idea if they are butterfly or moth caterpillars, so does anyone know what species they might be?

Thanks,
Alison


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 Post subject: Re: Camouflaged Caterpillars for ID
PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Definitely young moths; hopefully someone else can help with at least a family.

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Keith Wolfe


 
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 Post subject: Re: Camouflaged Caterpillars for ID
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:12 pm 
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Given their size and hairyness, I would opt for Saturniidae.

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Scarabaeoid


 
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 Post subject: Re: Camouflaged Caterpillars for ID
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:50 am 
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Probably Lasiocampidae
JB


 
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