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Re: Cult: sibs vs spuria

From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>

>I have another question.  I found a green catapillar that was 3.5 long about
>an inch in diameter with  some horns that cover its side tipped in blue, back
>tipped in yellow and eye stalks orange.  What will this become?  It was on a
>branch under an apple tree.

Sorry, Doreen, but it is just impossible to identify insect larvae from a
verbal description unless there is something very distinctive about them.
From the size of the larva you describe I would guess that it would become
one of several possible species of saturniid moth (silk moth).

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
FAX (804)223-6374

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