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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Skiff Moth (Prolimacodes badia)

JPG-Photo of Skiff Moth

Shape unique with strongly humped dorsum, highest at fourth abdominal segment, smooth without stinging spines. Sides green, occasionally marked with white spots that resemble damaged or necrotic leaf tissue; dorsum highly variable from brown to green. Posterior drawn out to point. Food: cherries, oaks, and many other woody plants. Caterpillar: July to October; 1 generation in North.

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