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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Red-winged Sallow (Xystopeplus rufago)

JPG-Photo of Red-winged Sallow

Reddish to maroon brown with shiny black thoracic plate with conspicuous yellow subdorsal stripes. Dorsal and subdorsal lines thin, broken. Setal bases pale; fainter spotting over rest of body. Light brown spiracular stripe running below first thoracic and last abdominal spiracles. Rump bearing dark shiny plate. Food: cherries, oaks, and willows. Caterpillar: April to June; 1 generation.

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