identifying unknowns

Ernest Williams ewilliam at
Tue Feb 4 09:33:35 EST 2003


Thanks to those who responded to my request, shown below.  I have a 
last couple of questions.

   1. One of the three leaf miners was identified (C, poplar 
serpentine leafminer, Phyllocnistis populiella), but no one said 
anything about the other two.  Any suggestions about who else to ask 
for these?  (narrowing the possibilities if not getting the species)

   2. The caterpillars (D) were identified as either Eastern Tent or 
Forest Tent caterpillars, Malacosoma americana or disstria, but there 
is no mid-dorsal stripe - just paired lateral white spots - so I'm 
not sure that these ID's are correct.  Any further comments?  Sorry 
the picture isn't better, but you can make out the dorsal pattern..

   3. Does anyone know a spider list I could ask about the spider?  It 
is from the Caribbean, which may complicate matters a little.

The moth was pegged as a male gypsy moth.  Sigh; guess I should have 
gotten that.

Thanks for responses and help.

Ernest Williams
Clinton, NY

>Lep folks and friends,
>I have posted pictures of some unknowns
>   1 moth
>   1 mass of caterpillars
>   1 spider
>   3 leaf miners (their mines)
>and would very much appreciate some help in identifying them.
>Ernest Williams
>Clinton, NY


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