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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Angulose Prominent (Peridea angulosa)

JPG-Photo of Angulose Prominent

Pinkish or lime green, with thin white or yellow spiracular stripe, edged with pink above, from mandibles to last abdominal segment. Dorsum with indistinct stripe to either side of midline and faint, broken line of subdorsal spots. Prothoracic spiracle white, ringed with black; abdominal spiracles orange or red. Food: oaks and chestnuts, occasionally pecan. Caterpillar: June to October; 2 generations.

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