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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Green Oak Caterpillar (Nadata gibbosa) [White-dotted Prominent]

JPG-Photo of Green Oak Caterpillar

Stout, pale green body with enlarged head and faint subdorsal stripe, and yellow-rimmed anal plate. Mandibles (jaws) bright yellow with black tips. Food: many hardwoods including cherries and maples, but especially birches, oaks, and chestnuts. Caterpillar: June to September; 2 generations in South.

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