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Camouflaged Caterpillars for ID
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Author:  ALewis [ Thu May 27, 2010 6:41 am ]
Post subject:  Camouflaged Caterpillars for ID

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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Author:  EarlyStages [ Mon May 31, 2010 11:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Camouflaged Caterpillars for ID

Definitely young moths; hopefully someone else can help with at least a family.

Cheers,

Keith Wolfe

Author:  Scarabaeoid [ Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Camouflaged Caterpillars for ID

Given their size and hairyness, I would opt for Saturniidae.

Cheers,

Scarabaeoid

Author:  Doxocopa [ Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Camouflaged Caterpillars for ID

Probably Lasiocampidae
JB

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