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Re: ID help

Could be in one of the stages of a gypsy moth as it changes...
but with all of them so close, how about

Hyphantria cunea
The fall webworm, a caterpillar that feeds on over 100
species of deciduous trees, is active after the gypsy moth caterpillar
pupates, becoming most obvious in August and September. The fall webworm spins
silk nests in host trees and is characterized by silky hairs and pale green or
yellow color with a black stripe on its back and yellow stripes on its sides.

Malacosoma disstria Forest tent catepillar
The forest tent caterpillar,
which is closely related to and resembles the eastern tent caterpillar, is
characterized by fine hairs, blue markings on its side and back and white
"keyhole" markings on its back. It feeds on sweetgum, oak, birch, aspen,
maple, elm and basswood, among others. Despite its name, the forest tent
caterpillar does not produce a silk nest.

Just some thoughts.

Original Message ----
From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Saturday, August 4, 2007 2:59:37 PM
Subject: [CHAT] ID help

Can anyone
identify these caterpillars.  There's about 2 dozen of them in 
pots of
Bergenia and Uvularia, a few on the ground next to pots too.

neIN, Zone 5
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