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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Insects
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Keywords:Checkered-fringe prominent, Schizura ipomoeae, caterpillar, formic acid, horn, larva, morning-glory prominent, moth, notodontidae, prominent
Checkered-fringe prominent (Schizura ipomoeae)

Checkered-fringe prominent (Schizura ipomoeae)

Checkered-fringe prominent (Schizura ipomoeae) feeding on blackberry. Can spray formic acid from a gland on abdominal segment 1, posterior to the green thoracic segments. Also notable in that they apply some sort of fluid to girdled stems, perhaps to minimize the de novo production of chemical defenses in leaves. Also known as the morning-glory prominent and the false unicorn prominent.