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Caterpillar ID?

I tried on my own and can't find out what this is. We have had an influx of a certain butterfly this year, I can not for the life of me remember the name of it right now :S.

[img]https://designes.ca/BBB/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/caterpillar.JPG[/img]

Anyone seen these before? I found 2 hiding in my potato plants about 6" from each other, so I'm guessing I have lots more!
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Don't know what it is, bit it's a cutie. 8) Is it eating the potato leaves?
are you going to try raising it?

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Wow....it looks a lot like this caterpillar:

[img]https://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh302/jeauthomas/SA328.jpg[/img]

I took that pic in the middle of nowhere in South Africa! Which I don't think you're anywhere near! :lol:

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This site:

https://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?guide=Caterpillars

is helpful for identifying caterpillars.
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Discover life was my first stop, but no luck.

I'm not sure if it was eating the leaves or not. I think I *may* have fed one to the chickens... (it probably got mixed in with the weeds I threw in there & didn't get eaten); and I left the other one in the garden. :lol: That was really all I could think to do with them!

We have cucumber beetles on the potatoes so can I pretend the catterpillar was eating them? :D Yeah guess not...

The Baltimore is similar, but it's more stripy and this caterpillar was more spotty. I'm also wondering if it was entering a different larval stage which is why it's a little dull?
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Try butterfliesandmoths.org

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That mostly just sent me back to discover life again :\ I'm exploring the other sites though, thanks!

Guess I'm going to have to go out to my garden and see if I can catch one! :shock:
I'm sure I've got an aquarium around here somewhere...
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nes this site may be helpful these two are from canada

https://www.cbif.gc.ca/spp_pages/butterflies/speciesindex_e.php

https://www.cbif.gc.ca/spp_pages/butterflies/larvalfood_e.php

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Ah! Thanks Shady :)

It's Red Admirals we've been taken over by, unfortunately this guy is not a red admiral caterpillar hmm.... :?
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Well it sure is a good look a-like :) found this site.

https://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/126405894


Also this which is interesting I'll say, scroll down to bottom towards the findings of Juvenai's dustlywing, on it's left is the IMG_8408 they could be twins :lol:
https://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/butterfly_caterpillars

Good luck to your findings and I hope you will share them with us :)

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Ooops :oops: it's the bottom of the last in the row here at this site that could pass for twins, which is called Red Admiral- sure looks like the one that is posted, twice! I apologize. Good luck to your findings.
https:// www.pbase.com/tmurray74/butterfly_caterpillars

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