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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Purplish-brown Looper (Eutrapela clemataria) [Curve-toothed Geometer]

JPG-Photo of Purplish-brown Looper

Greenish or tan to dark purple-brown with conspicuously swollen second thoracic segment, marked with orange or red. Blackened protuberances on dorsum of fourth and eighth abdominal segments. Setal bases often light orange. Spiracles small, tan to orange, rimmed with black. Food: many forest species including softwoods. Caterpillar: June to October; 2 generations.

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