Subject: Please Help
Location: Maryland – USA
November 10, 2012 3:05 am
I was doing yard work yesterday when I noticed this bug after pulling up a plant that had died from a recent frost we had. It was moving slowly but I have never seen one of those before and am curious to know what it is and if it would be harmful in any way. I live in Maryland and we’re just now getting the cooler temps of a fall season. Any information is appreciated. Thanks!
The Euonymus Leaf Notcher Moth, Pryeria sinica, is an invasive exotic species with a caterpillar that feeds on cultivated euonymus. The comment thread on this posting to BugGuide has some interesting information. We originally informed our readership of this invasive species in 2005.