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09-23-2018, 02:07 PM   #151
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Have a look at the Goldenrod Hooded Owlet, Cucullia asteroides, but according to Wagner's caterpillar book, some of the other Cucullia may be similar so ID to species may be tough:
Thanks, that's great. The moth is in my Peterson David Beadle/Seabrooke Leckie guide but of course that doesn't show caterpillars. Doesn't the fact that it's on a Goldenrod flower help with i.d.?
The only other caterpillars I have for now are hanging from the beaks of some of the birds I photograph, and you probably won't be interested in those!

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Doesn't the fact that it's on a Goldenrod flower help with i.d.?
At least one listed as similar also has "goldenrods and asters" as hosts, another had "asters". Goldenrods are in the Asteraceae family, so I think there's too much cross-over to rule them out. It's possible that there are references to guarantee the ID of this one, I didn't really go any farther than Wagner's "Caterpillars of Eastern North America" book.

Some caterpillars can be tough to ID, rearing to the adult stage can sometimes pin it down, and in any case is a decent hobby.

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The only other caterpillars I have for now are hanging from the beaks of some of the birds I photograph, and you probably won't be interested in those!
That should count! A caterpillar is basically a device for turning plants into fertilizer and ultimately becoming bird food themselves.
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Well, here you go

Eastern Phoebe with brown caterpillar/grub (May 2017)



Savannah Sparrow with green caterpillar/grub (June 2016)



An identification challenge, to be sure! Both shots were taken on the Carden Alvar near Kirkfield, Ontario.
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Well, here you go
Excellent additions Steven, thanks. This thread is about the life cycle ( or death cycle as depicted here ) of the worlds " pre-insect " critters, so your images work in well . I was/am hoping for all types of images here, from " mother " caught laying eggs, to let's say, a cicada half in and half out of its final skin. NOTE - once fully out of its skin, it becomes an insect and no longer technically suited to this thread.
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An identification challenge, to be sure!
No, not really. The 1st one is a Juicius Brownium Grubius and the 2nd one is an Entreeus Delicium ( green variety genus ).............................

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Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillars

1st instar caterpillar that just emerged from the egg... which it then eats


2nd or 3rd instar (2nd, 3rd and 4th instars all look similar except for increased size)


5th instar green phase


5th instar... the caterpillar turns yellow just prior to pupating




Spicebush Swallowtail Chrysalis


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One of my summertime "hobbies" is collecting swallowtail eggs, raising the caterpillars, and releasing the adult butterflies.

These are images of battus philenor, the Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtails mating


Adult female ovipositing on pipevine 'aristolochia contorta'


Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars... they feed in herds



Pipevine Swallowtail chrysalids


From August... a group of Pipevines that eclosed one morning

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Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillars
Such a wonderful series of images Bud, and excellent additions to the thread. Thanks.
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Such a wonderful series of images Bud, and excellent additions to the thread. Thanks.
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Such a wonderful series of images Bud, and excellent additions to the thread. Thanks.
Thanks!

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Thank you

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Easter Black Swallowtail

Female BST ovipositing an egg on a fennel plant. They also use rue, dill, parsley and Queen Anne's Lace as host plants.


BST egg on fennel


Recently hatched 1st instar BST caterpillar


4ht and 5th instar BST caterpillars


BST caterpillar preparing to pupate... on top of another BST chrysalis


Eastern Black Swallowtail just emerged from its chrysalis


And, another recently emerged swallowtail and a chrysalis just before eclosing


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Wonderful images above! Another caterpillar/grub that won't be passing its genes on to the next generation, this time courtesy of a Song Sparrow.


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While doing some spring gardening this year, I dug into an area loaded with part of a 17 year cicada brood. This female robin had a nest with young nearby, and she was keenly interested in the potential feast I had unearthed. She was, apparently, determined to grab all of the larvae for herself and her offspring... even if it meant that she would be unable to move while I closed in for a couple closeups.



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I have seen a number of "woolly bears" on the paths in our parks lately, but this one was in a more photogenic setting.


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A Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating its own recently outgrown and shed skin


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A Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating its own recently outgrown and shed skin
Listen up America - - recycling is the Nature's way.
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