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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Linden Looper (Erannis tiliaria)

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Dorsum usually marked with 4 or 5 pairs of wavy black stripes, lemon yellow sides, and pale venter; rarely entirely yellow. Abdominal segments annulated behind black-rimmed spiracles. Head and rump light orange brown. Occasionally a pest. Food: general feeder on broadleaf trees. Caterpillar: May to July; 1 generation.

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