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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

Acronicta hesperida [Noctuidae]

Covered with tufts of dense orange hairs on dorsum and white hairs laterally; anterior and posterior a few longer white and black "wild" hairs stick out beyond the tufts of shorter hairs. This species is not common and feeds on red and mountain alder during August and September.

Return to Photo Key to Species in Group B-2a - Less than half covered in long hairs
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