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You know your Caterpillars? (ID)


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#1 Offline T.C. - Posted May 30 2018 - 4:15 PM

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Collected these guys in a field in Western Wisconsin. Looking to get an ID. Here is some images, I searched high and low and found nothing.

 

 

 


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#2 Offline T.C. - Posted May 30 2018 - 4:42 PM

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I found it, it's the Baltimore Checkerspot Caterpillar. (Euphydryas phaeton)  Apparently endangered? This is what their chrysalis looks like. Also, can I award myself best answer? :P

 


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#3 Offline T.C. - Posted June 4 2018 - 7:13 PM

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Looks like my ID was accurate. Lookie what I came home to yesterday, much smaller than you would think.

 

 



#4 Offline Canadian anter - Posted June 4 2018 - 7:38 PM

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Oh that's cool. I'm actually rearing some of these on honeysuckle right now. Yes they are endangered



#5 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted June 5 2018 - 7:54 AM

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Awww, I was about to say some sort of Fritillary.


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