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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Fawn Sallow (Copipanolis styracis)

JPG-Photo of Fawn Sallow

Red or green-brown to nearly black, splattered with irregular pale spots. Head deep chestnut or red brown, darkened to either side of triangle. Shield on first thoracic segment shiny black, often with transverse yellowish line. Ground color lightened between segments. Rump with shiny dark plate. Food: oaks. Caterpillar: March to June; 1 generation.

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