Insect and Bug ID forum: Some kind of caterpillar?

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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Sep 26, 2015 11:14 AM CST
I know the photo is a bit blurry. There were a couple of them on the blooms of my perennial small-headed helianthus. Now, the blossoms where they were have deteriorated.

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Anyone have any idea what they might be? I am assuming a moth caterpillar of some kind...

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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Chillybean
Sep 27, 2015 3:12 PM CST
I tried replying last night, but internet was acting up.

I saw similar caterpillars on our Maximilian sunflowers this summer, and they reminded me of geometer larvae. I never tried identifying them further.

A site I use for info about plants gives a lot of details about what eats the plants. If you scroll down to Faunal Associations, there is a link to Insect Table.
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/mx_sunflo...

That is for Illinois, but maybe it can be a start. I hope someone else can help you. :)
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Sep 27, 2015 3:25 PM CST
thanks, Kim--you are probably right about that! They didn't look like the caterpillar for any butterfly.
Thank You!
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