Sunday, August 29, 2010

Odd insect cuts pieces of Rudbeckia petals for camouflage.....(Synchlora aerata)

What can I say? I wasn't going to eat it.

September 1.......I emailed Dr. Michael Raupp at the University of Maryland and he identified this odd insect as a Camouflaged Looper, the caterpillar of the Wavey-lined Emerald Moth. He does a fun weekly post on insects and sent me this relevant link.   When I googled the species, I found photographs of one looper adorned with Liatris petals....pretty!

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