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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Georgian Prominent (Hyperaeschra georgica)

JPG-Photo of Georgian Prominent

Dorsum green, sometimes chalky, with conspicuous yellow spiracular stripe running length of body. Spiracular stripe often edged with red, continued on head to mandibles. Below stripe, body bright green, many segments with elongate maroon spot. Small orange-red knob on dorsum of eighth abdominal segment. Food: oaks. Caterpillar: June to October; 2 generations.

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