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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Double-toothed Prominent (Nerice bidentata)


JPG-Photo of Double-toothed Prominent

Doubly serrate abdominal humps distinguish this chalky green caterpillar from all others in eastern North America. Profile strikingly similar to leaf edges of food plant. Food: especially large-leafed elms. Caterpillar: June to October; 2 generations.


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