Insect and Bug ID forum: Worm...caterpillar in my daylily?

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 17, 2016 4:11 PM CST
Does anyone recognize this wormy looking caterpillar I found in my daylily bloom?
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jun 20, 2016 10:48 AM CST
It almost looks like what we here in Michigan call army worms, from the Gypsy Moth.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 20, 2016 4:47 PM CST
We did think on another forum that it could well be an armyworm but couldn't tell which one if it is. The gypsy moth is a hairy caterpillar, I haven't heard of its being called an armyworm before.

Gypsy moth caterpillar:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/787246
Name: Sheri Boyd
Albany Ga (Zone 8b)
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Sherib381
Jun 22, 2016 8:37 PM CST
Maybe a Eupsilia ..satellite moth ? Looks like one..
.http://bugguide.net/node/view/1233623
I was just sitting here enjoying the company, plants have a lot to say if you just take the time to listen.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jun 22, 2016 8:55 PM CST
Thanks, but are those present in Alabama? I could find no reference of them here.

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