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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Olive Angle Shades (Phlogophora iris)

JPG-Photo of Olive Angle Shades

Chunky, green to pink cutworm. Prothoracic shield pale without line. Dorsum often with thin interrupted middorsal line and vague markings that form chevrons over abdomen. Ill-defined spiracular stripe that tends to weaken anteriorly. Spiracles relatively large. Similar to sloping sallow. Food: generally low growing plants but occasionally shrubs and trees. Caterpillar: May to June; 1 generation.

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