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Redhumped Caterpillar: Aptly Named

Redhumped caterpillars on a Western redbud tree in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How appropriate are many of the common names of insects! Take the immature form (caterpillar) of the moth, Schizura concinna, family Notodontidae.  We first spotted this caterpillar on our Western redbud tree (Cercis occidentalis) in September...

Redhumped caterpillars on a Western redbud tree in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Redhumped caterpillars on a Western redbud tree in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Redhumped caterpillars on a Western redbud tree in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Skeltonized redbud leaf--damage done by a redhumped caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Skeltonized redbud leaf--damage done by a redhumped caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Skeltonized redbud leaf--damage done by a redhumped caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on a Western redbud blooming in April. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee nectaring on a Western redbud blooming in April. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on a Western redbud blooming in April. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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