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​Larger FAW caterpillars (L3-L5 instar) may contain characteristic marks and spots that aid identification in the field, including the inverted 'Y' mark on the head region and the four lar​ger spots on the second last body segment. ​

The most common lines and spots on late instar FAW larvae are indicated above. Note: variations from the illustrations above may be encountered, and other non-related caterpillars may show similar marks and spots, although usually not as vividly as in the FAW. ​