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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Oblique Heterocampa (Heterocampa obliqua)

JPG-Photo of Oblique Heterocampa

Green, tan, or brown with dorsal saddle widened at second and seventh abdominal segments. Head mottled without clearly defined stripes. Body with numerous minute red dots that form longitudinal lines over thorax and especially abdomen. Often with faint spiracular line. Food: oaks. Caterpillar: June to October; 2 generations.

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