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Macaria sp. bisignata? (Red-headed Inchworm)
08-OCT-2008

Macaria sp. bisignata? (Red-headed Inchworm)

Millis MA

Collected 10/9/2008 from a very productive White Pine outside Uncle Ned's Fish Factory in Millis MA. I believe this to be M. bisignata due to the lack of any powdery luster dorsaly and because of the significant reddish pigmentation on the lobes of the head.

A troublesome group of caterpillars. The basic build and colorstion appears more sloppy overall than other Macaria I have collected. The head is rich with red spots and occelations, the spiracular stripe is often muddied with yellow. Also, the degree of white dusting is restricted. Who knows?

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1/200s f/20.0 at 100.0mm iso200 full exif

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