What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Pupa in leaf cocoon
September 19, 2009
Saw this on the stalk of a sapling at Wallops Park in Accomack County on the Eastern Shore of VA on Sept. 19, ’09. It’s about the size of a periwinkle (1-1.5″). When I brushed the plant and it fell off, it clamped on to a pine shat. I guess it’s a caterpillar of some kind that makes its cocoon out of leaves, but haven’t been able to make a specific ID. I’ve been walking this trail almost every day for the past 17 years, and have never seen anything like it. Any info you can offer would be appreciated. Thanks.
Linda Cuttone
Wallops Park, Accomack County, Eastern Shore of VA

Skiff Moth Caterpillar

Skiff Moth Caterpillar

Hi Linda,
We posted a photo of a Skiff Moth Caterpillar yesterday morning, and you must have overlooked it when you logged onto our website before submitting your question.

Skiff Moth Caterpillar

Skiff Moth Caterpillar

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
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One Response to Skiff Moth Caterpillar

  1. bob s. says:

    i saw one of these squeeze out of a tiny hole in an acorn. i wonder where they lay their eggs?

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