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Observation notes: This is the first year we've noticed this caterpillar. It is very specifically decimating our tiger eye sumac. They appear in large groups on a single plant eating all of the leaves of the plant before moving on to the next plant. I've included a picture of one of the sumacs after the caterpillars have removed all of the leaves. The trumpet vine around the sumac remained untouched by the caterpillars.
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: July 03, 2022
Coordinator notes: This is Datana perspicua. Thank you! JAMES STEEN