Location: Welland ON Canada
September 21, 2014 9:04 am
The attached picture was taken in Welland Ontario on 18th September 2014.
The caterpillar was on New England Aster and was close to 50 mm long.
Signature: Rick Young
This is the caterpillar of a Hooded Owlet Moth in the genus Cucullia, and of the species represented on BugGuide, it most closely resembles the Goldenrod Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillar, Cucullia asteroides. Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillars were selected as our Bug of the Month for September 2014.