Subject: SoCal larvae
Location: Los Angeles, ca
October 27, 2016 11:53 am
Hi- i’m in i’m in Silverlake Los Angeles, ca. This is on the wall of my veranda. It’s a cluster of seemingly clear eggs with tiny teeny larvae around it. It’s currently the end of October. Weather just changed to cool.
These are hatchling caterpillars and all indications are that they are Tiger Moth hatchlings. We suspect they are Painted Tiger Moth hatchlings because we live in nearby Mount Washington and there are currently Painted Tiger Moths flying to our porch light. Painted Tiger Moths lay clusters of eggs, frequently on walls near lights, and the caterpillars, which are general feeders known as Woolly Bears, quickly disperse.