Can't ID this caterpillar

Pierre A Plauzoles plauzolesp at
Tue Oct 24 11:18:37 EDT 2000

Westre wrote:

>         I've notice the droppings from this caterpillar for a couple of
> years now but have never been able to find one.  This year they are very
> abundant and I've found them on my walkway.  I live on the Eastern Shore of
> MD.  They are on oak and beech trees here but someone else said he has them
> on apple trees and I've seen them where there were none of these particular
> trees nearby.  It's about 1" long and has fine black and white stripes
> running the length of its body.  The underside is kind of orange.  The head
> and rear are black with white spots.  It's not fuzzy at all.  They appear in
> the late summer and I had three on my walkway yesterday.  I have several
> people trying to ID it but none have been successful.  I have a picture I
> could forward to anyone who would like a look at it.  I don't seem to be
> able to attach a picture.

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