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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Green-striped Mapleworm (Dryocampa rubicunda) [Rosy Maple Moth]

JPG-Photo of Green-striped Mapleworm

Pale green with longitudinal stripes and often red lateral patch on seventh and eighth abdominal segments. Head reddish brown. Second thoracic segment with black, spinulose horns. Black spines along sides of body below spiracles. Gregarious through third instar. Occasionally a pest. Food: maples, but also oaks and other plants growing with maples. Caterpillar: March to November; up to 3 generations in South: 1 generation in North.

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