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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Maple Looper Moth (Parallelia bistriaris)

JPG-Photo of Maple Looper Moth

Reddish gray with numerous fine wavy black lines; first 2 pairs of prolegs reduced. Head light, mottled, often with 2 thin dark lines extending back from antenna. Abdominal venter pale with purple spots between legs and purplish line on seventh, eighth, and ninth segments. Food: especially maples. Caterpillar: June to November; 2 or more generations in South, 2 in North.

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