Details for Sighting Record 615403

Date of Observation: September 08, 2011
Submitted By: BeaLaporte
Specimen Type: Photograph
Observation Notes: found on a White Oak
Status: Resident
Verified By: rogerdowner
Record Verified Date: September 09, 2011
Review Notes: According to Wagner and Giles in "Caterpillars of Eastern Forests" The red-humped oakworm (<i>S. canicosta</i>) is similar to white-headed prominent (<i>S. albifrons</i>), in which black and white dorsal stripes are more similar in width; whereas in <i>S. canicosta</i> the black stripes are wider than white. This is easier to see when the caterpillars are side by side.
Ontario, Canada