CROWNED SLUG CATERPILLAR
Here’s a beauty of a caterpillar. The crowned slug displays its spines like the feathered headpiece of a Vegas showgirl. The stinging setae line the crowned slug’s perimeter, decorating its flattened, green body. Later instars may also be marked with colorful red or yellow spots along the caterpillar’s back.
It is found in woodlands, from Florida to Mississippi, north all the way to Minnesota, southern Ontario, and Massachusetts.
It feeds on mostly oak, but also elm, hickory, maple, and a few other woody plants.
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