help identifying caterpillar!
viceroy at gate.net
Tue Oct 10 19:07:26 EDT 2000
Sorry; I zigged when I should have zagged. Gulf Frit it is.
"DR. JAMES ADAMS" wrote:
> > Shulamis,
> > You saw the caterpillar of the Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae.
> > Not only a nice looking caterpillar, but a nice looking butterfly as
> > well. And, as you surmised, quite common in Florida.
> As was suggested, it is possible that you saw the caterpillar of
> Syntomeida epilais, but this is an orange caterpillar with *tufts of
> hair*, not "spikes" as you suggest. The Gulf Fritillary has the
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