Mystery larvae

Dr. James Adams jadams at
Fri Jan 4 12:56:54 EST 2002


         Sorry.  Seems the mystery caterpillar dilemma has already been 
resolved.  We changed e-mail systems over the Christmas break, and I had 
not yet caught up on the other messages.  The Polka-dot Wasp Moth (S. 
epilais) is likely the right candidate.

         However, do be aware that the members of the arctiid genus Cycnia 
also feed on members of the Dogbane family (Apocynaceae) and also have 
larvae that are orange with black tufts.  This is why I asked about how 
densely packed the tufts are -- they are much more so in Cycnia than 

James K. Adams
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