I've found two caterpillars today. What is this one?

Asked August 31, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

I've found two caterpillars today. What is this one?

Prince George's County Maryland insect identification orange striped oakworm

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That is an orangestriped oakworm. It should have two black spines behind its head. Their population was way up this year and they did a lot of feeding damage, however it occurs so late in the season that it doesn't really hurt the plants.
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