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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Afflicted Dagger Moth (Acronicta afflicta)

JPG-Photo of Afflicted Dagger Moth

Light red-brown, brown, tan, or occasionally green with black spatulate seta to either side of darkened middorsal stripe. Setae along sides of body white, soft, and relatively long. Head same color as body. Spiracles pale ringed with black. Food: oaks and walnuts. Caterpillar: May to October; 1 or 2 generations in North.

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