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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Silky Sallow (Chaetoglaea sericea)

JPG-Photo of Silky Sallow

Pink, red, or orange-brown with indistinct reticulate mottling and pale setal bases. Head shiny reddish brown with snowflake spotting. Shield on first thoracic segment with vague dorsal and subdorsal stripes. Broad white spiracular stripe running under first and last spiracles to anal proleg; lower edge less defined. Venter rather unpigmented with greenish or pinkish tint. Similar to other sallows not depicted in this guide. Food: oaks; can be reared on cherries. Caterpillar: April to June; 1 generation.

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