Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Any caterpillar ID experts in here ?

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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Apr 13, 2016 6:20 PM CST
found 2 of these today and fed them to the birds , but would love to know what kind of butterfly or moth they would be for future reference.


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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Apr 13, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Yellow Striped Armyworm or Cotton Cutworm maybe ? to answer my own question
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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Apr 14, 2016 4:06 AM CST
Yup, looks like an armyworm to me.
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Apr 18, 2016 7:47 PM CST
That kind of cut worm has done so much damage here, a couple of years ago
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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Apr 18, 2016 7:58 PM CST
yes I think if I find anymore I will keep feeding them to the birds , from the sound of it Jolana
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Name: Jolana
Seguin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Apr 18, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Yes, they belong in a bird's belly, nodding
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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Apr 23, 2016 4:31 PM CST
I'm thinking we should have a caterpillar ID thread Big Grin I found this on my philodendron Xanadu today. Anyone know what it is? The picture is a little out of focus, but I hope there's enough detail. Black tail, black antenna, grey body, orange horizontal stripes on the body, kinda hairy.

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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Apr 23, 2016 5:20 PM CST
Tussock Moth. They're everywhere right now.
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Apr 23, 2016 5:27 PM CST
I knew someone could tell me. Thank You! Melanie!

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