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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

Platyprepia virginalis [Arctiidae]


Black with orange hairs at the anterior and posterior ends; middle portion of the body with long white hairs. This caterpillar is common on herbs and grasses. It is present in fall and overwinters, completing development by June.


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