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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Wild Cherry Looper (Lomographa semiclarata)

JPG-Photo of Wild Cherry Looper

Small, bright green with yellow or red markings down midline, some with continuous line and others with line of spots at back of each segment. Head green with bright red band to either side of triangle. Paler, blue-green below spiracles. Anal plate on last abdominal segment with bright red to either side. White spring moth (L. vestaliata) with chestnut patch on vertex edged with black; body with faint dorsal, subdorsal, and spiracular lines. Food: especially cherries but also alders, poplars, and others. Caterpillar: May to July; 1 generation.

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