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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Lettered Habrosyne (Habrosyne scripta)

JPG-Photo of Lettered Habrosyne

Cutwormlike, orange to rusty brown, with fine black dorsal midline. Head with reticulate patterning. Second thoracic segment raised. Eighth abdominal segment also humped. Abdomen with faint subdorsal chevrons; venter and lateral areas above prolegs pale. Resting with head against abdomen. Glorious habrosyne (H. gloriosa) similar but often much less common. Food: blackberry and other plants in rose family. Caterpillar: July to October, 2 generations.

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