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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Crowned Slug (Isa textula)

JPG-Photo of Crowned Slug

Body green usually marked with red, strongly flattened, encircled with lobes bearing numerous stinging spines. More stinging hairs on small, paired lobes running down dorsum. Anterior end produced forward, edged with orange and red. Food: many forest trees and shrubs, especially oaks. Caterpillar: August to October; 1 generation in North.

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