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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jul 26, 2012 10:55 AM CST
Here are photos of a caterpillar crawling on a brick wall this morning. DH thinks it's a monarch butterly caterpillar. Help!
Thumb of 2012-07-26/Hemophobic/5d49c6
Thumb of 2012-07-26/Hemophobic/5ec18b

Thanks for your responses.
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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Aug 12, 2012 7:36 PM CST
No responses? When I first saw it I thought Monarch too.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 13, 2012 4:42 PM CST
I don't really know Caterpillar's all that well but yours looks more like a Buckeye to me:

http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/butterflies/commonbuckeye.htm

http://www.google.com/search?q=caterpillar+of+common+buckeye...

This is the Monarch Caterpillar: http://www.google.com/search?q=caterpillar+of+monarch+butter...


By the way, while googling I found this great page of N.C. Butterflies with beautiful photo's: http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/butterflies/nc-butterflies.htm
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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Aug 13, 2012 5:37 PM CST
How about this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anisota_senatoria

Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Aug 14, 2012 1:39 PM CST
Jan: Thanks for those links. I'm not sure the buckeye is correct, but it's close. The Anisota senatoria looks very much like it, but does that morph into a butterfly or moth? Didn't see anything showing its final stage. I've marked Jeff's North Carolina Butterflies under my favorites!

Angie
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 14, 2012 1:48 PM CST
I think Jan may be right. Check out these pic's of Anisota senatoria moth/caterpillar:

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Anisota-senatoria

http://www.google.com/search?q=anisota+senatoria&hl=en&prmd=...
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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Aug 14, 2012 2:07 PM CST
Hemophobic said:Jan: Thanks for those links. I'm not sure the buckeye is correct, but it's close. The Anisota senatoria looks very much like it, but does that morph into a butterfly or moth? Didn't see anything showing its final stage. I've marked Jeff's North Carolina Butterflies under my favorites!

Angie


It's a moth.

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