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Florida Caterpillar ID

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Shadiela, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Shadiela

    Shadiela Arachnopeon

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    What is this little guy?He is about 2 inches long with black hairs on top and reddish hairs at his sides.

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  2. Shadiela, I will look up your cat in my book when I get home from work in the morning. Welcome to the forum.

    David
     
  3. Sorry, unable to identify. I checked my book and I googled Florida butterflies, moths, and caterpillars. Maybe somebody else will have the info. I would also like to know what it is.

    David
     
  4. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

    yeah I looked but cant find. Who knows with the amount of invasives here.

    Morph it to see what the butterfly/moth looks like
     
  5. Shadiela

    Shadiela Arachnopeon

    Morphing is exactly my intention. I have him in large jar with 1 inch of coco substrate and a stick to climb. Not sure what he eats but he seems to enjoy the flower and fruit powdery food I give to my hermit crabs. If anyone has any suggestions I would be happy to hear them.
     
  6. Red Eyes

    Red Eyes Arachnoknight

  7. Shadiela

    Shadiela Arachnopeon

    Thanks Red Eyes :D . After thoroughly checking out those sites I believe my caterpillar is Estigmene acrea - The Salt marsh caterpillar.
     
  8. Red Eyes

    Red Eyes Arachnoknight