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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Shivering Pinion (Lithophane querquera)

JPG-Photo of Shivering Pinion

Handsome caterpillar with waxy body and bright yellow bands and patches. Head, thoracic shield, and rear abdominal segments unpigmented; stemmata undifferentiated. Dorsal yellow patches across both anterior and posterior of second and third thoracic segments; on abdomen only posterior patches present. Broad yellow spiracular stripe dodging around pale spiracular areas. Subventer unpigmented. Food: many deciduous trees and shrubs, as well as other caterpillars. Caterpillar: April to June; 1 generation.

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