Haploa contigua – The Neighbor

Hodges # 8110

Caterpillar foods:  according to David Wagner in Caterpillars of Eastern North America, they eat plants in the sunflower and borage families in early instars.  They over winter as larvae, and after hibernation, may eat many other plants.  They have only one generation per year.

7/17/2014

 

7/10/2015

 

I found this caterpillar on 6/2/09  feeding on American Hazelnut leaves (Corylus americana).

Haploa contigua larva

 

Haploa contigua larva

 

Top view of larva

Haploa contigua larva

 

On 6/15/09 it pupated in a silk nest on one of the hazel leaves.

Haploa contigua pupa

 

This is the pupa removed from the nest, with the old caterpillar skin on the left.

Haploa contigua pupa

 

On 7/6/09 the adult emerged.

Haploa contigua adult

 

Haploa contigua

 

Haploa contigua

 

Pupa casing after emergence

 

Haploa contigua

 

7/8/2010.

Haploa contigua 7-8-10 3

 

7/11/2011

Haploa contigua 7-11-11 2

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