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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Distinct Quaker (Achatia distincta)


JPG-Photo of Distinct Quaker

Green with thin white or yellow stripes and numerous minute white spots. Head sea green, shiny. Middorsal stripe thin, with white spot to either side; subdorsal thickened, white; supraspiracular very faint and broken; and spiracular and subspiracular thin, creamy. Food: many broadleaf trees and shrubs. Caterpillar: April to June; 1 generation.


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