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Name: Chenoa Frazer
Jacksonville Florida (Zone 8b)
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chenoa0125
Jun 25, 2015 7:15 PM CST
found this catepillar on my black eye peas leaf, can anyone tell me what it is?
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GoatDriver
Jun 25, 2015 7:37 PM CST
It looks like some kind of Army worm species. See the link below
http://bugguide.net/node/view/824440/bgimage
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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Jun 26, 2015 6:42 AM CST

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Nope, Long-Tailed Skipper. Also known as the Bean Leaf Roller. It will turn into a butterfly.
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GoatDriver
Jun 26, 2015 7:18 AM CST
mellielong said:Nope, Long-Tailed Skipper. Also known as the Bean Leaf Roller. It will turn into a butterfly.


You are right, I believe
http://bugguide.net/node/view/439
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Name: Chenoa Frazer
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chenoa0125
Jun 26, 2015 9:06 AM CST
Thank you guys. Let me ask one more question, I have a couple of caterpillars that I am have found and have brought them in, can you put different types together in the same habitat or do you have to keep them separate?
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mellielong
Jun 26, 2015 12:27 PM CST

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Well, usually it's okay to put them together as long as they have enough room, but it can depend on the species. I prefer to keep mine separate since they eat different plants.

And I know I'm right. Sticking tongue out I've raised these guys many times before. They lay eggs all over my butterfly pea.
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Name: Chenoa Frazer
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chenoa0125
Jun 26, 2015 2:25 PM CST
I was hoping you would answer me mellielong, as I know you are very knowledgeable on that subject. Smiling I have found 3 more Monarch cats in my garden and was wondering about putting them together.

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