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Alex,

I'm not that good at ID'ing caterpillars so it could be something else. Really don't know.

 I'm looking for a good book on caterpillars, any suggestions?

Peter
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Grkovich, Alex 
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  Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 8:30 AM
  Subject: Re: ID Help


  Peter,

  I would suggest that the Black Swallowtail caterpillar is eating his old exoskeleton...

  By the way, that is a rather unusual coloration for a polyxenes asterius...

  Alex



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  From: Vermont Butterfly Survey [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Peter Manship
  Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2010 8:24 AM
  To: [log in to unmask]
  Subject: ID Help


  I was at Dead Creek WMA   Brilyea access road back by the turtle pond and found these cateplars and would like some help.

  First,  can anyone ID the brownish hairy caterpillar ?

  Second,   what is the correct way to describe what is happening in the image of the Black Swallowtail caterpillar ?

  Thanks 

  Peter Manship


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