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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

Nymphalis californica [Nymphalidae]


Mostly black with two pale yellow dorsal stripes and dense short white hairs; yellow-orange dorsal spines from A1-A7 and laterally from A1-A5; remaining spines black. This caterpillar is very common on various broadleaf shrubs, in particular snowbrush, from June to August.


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