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White Pine Darts - Xestia badicollis
14-MAR-2012

White Pine Darts - Xestia badicollis

These are middle instar caterpillars found together on white pine in the Great Black Swamp of Millis Massachusetts. They have only recently differentiated in color - so I believe they are both the same species and probably X. badicollis. I will note here on any further development.

Definitely Xestia badicollis or similar. As final instar caterpillars they all left the needles and huddled together at the bottom of their container. They venture to the pine to feed only by night.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/200s f/13.0 at 65.0mm iso50 hide exif
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Date/Time14-Mar-2012 22:12:55
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length65 mm
Exposure Time1/200 sec
Aperturef/13
ISO Equivalent50
Exposure Bias
White Balance
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programprogram (1)
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Sam Jaffe04-Feb-2014 19:42
parking lot finds. changing as i raise them. why? what are the factors that determine this? something personal? change?
Carol Duke 15-Mar-2012 16:39
Beautiful photograph!!
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