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purple inchworm on my palm

Found today in Northern New Jersey. No idea what it is. Really want to know. Anyone? I found it in a bunch of these flowers. Took a while to see it.



ID by J Gilbert. It is the caterpillar of the wavy-lined emerald moth, or the Camouflaged Looper, or synchlora aerata. It has attached pieces of the flower to it's back. Cooool!


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Taken on August 17, 2007