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#72748 September 8th, 2006 at 01:06 AM
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Okay, you will not believe this pic. I went out to my back courtyard this morning and saw this scene on my patio chair.

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At first glance, I thought it was one catepillar but three marching on behind one another. I had to laugh!!

Does anyone know what butterfly they will turn in to? BTW - I captured them and was wondering what plant food they prefer eating? Hoping I have it in my garden. I think I need an answer soon if I want them to live! laugh wink

#72749 September 8th, 2006 at 01:39 AM
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I checked eNature.com and Google Image Search and cannot find anything quite like these. Will keep checking.

#72750 September 8th, 2006 at 02:48 AM
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Could it be a Yellow Wooly Bear Caterpillar ? I think yours looks more spikey than fuzzy though. Great pic!

#72751 September 8th, 2006 at 06:03 AM
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Could it be an American Dagger Moth ? it might not be yellow enough for that tho.

This site has tons.

#72752 September 8th, 2006 at 07:39 PM
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Could it be a pale tussock moth caterpillar? They eat oaks, willows and poplars. Have you looked at http://whatsthatbug.com/ ? Scroll down and you will see a menu of all sorts of insect critters and caterpillars.

#72753 September 8th, 2006 at 09:20 PM
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Wonderful picture!
Thanks for sharing it with us! thumbup

#72754 September 9th, 2006 at 11:49 PM
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Hi Thornius wavey
Have you found out more?

LandOfOz, wavey
I agree, don't think its a Yellow Wooly Bear cat. frown

jakesangel wavey
American Dagger?, too hairy frown
Thanks for the site.

gailo, wavey pale tussock moth? Hummm, I don't think so frown I should ask "What's that Bug" or Bug Guide.

plants 'n pots, wavey Thanks!

After reading everyone's post and going to these sites, I think these little guys are in the moth family.

Others input?

#72755 October 3rd, 2006 at 02:45 AM
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Okay folks. thanks to Cindy/afgreyparrot, muggs


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