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The Austin Butterfly Forum had the pleasure of a visit from Dr. David Wagner during the end of April, 2008. He did some field collecting and led field trips on Sat., April 26 and Mon., April 28. His visit culminated with a talk/slideshow given at the monthly meeting on Mon. night at the Zilker Garden Center. Those of us fortunate enough to accompany him in the field learned a great deal and were amazed at the number of different caterpillars that can be found in our area. The following photos are a sample from images that I took during the outings.

~ Valerie

Mike and Dan examining the contents of a beat sheet.

David Wagner along the Barton Creek greenbelt.
Thin-lined Owlet (Noctuidae: Isogona tenuis) and its host twigs

Eight-spotted Forester (Noctuidae: Alypia octomaculata)
Spotted Phosphila (Noctuidae: Phosphila miselioides)

Double-toothed Prominent (Notodontidae: Nerice bidentata)
Inchworm on Yaupon (Geometridae: Episemasia solitaria)

Juniper Hairstreak (Lycaenidae: Callophrys gryneus)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Hesperiidae: Epargyreus clarus)

Ruddy Dagger Moth (Noctuidae: Acronicta rubricoma)
Tiger Moth (Arctiidae: Grammia sp.)

Greater Oak Dagger Moth (Noctuidae: Acronicta lobeliae)
Double-lined Prominent (Notodontidae: Lochmaeus bilineata)

Unicorn Caterpillar (Notodontidae: Schizura unicornis)
Lettered Sphinx (Sphingidae: Deidamia inscripta)

Squash Vine Borer Moth (Sesiidae: Melittia sp.)
Leafroller (Tortricidae: Sparganothis sp.)

Pipevine flower (Aristolochiaceae: Aristolochia serpentaria)
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