found when cleaning out old mulch
Found this guy amongst oak leaves, pine bark and acorns. He was slow, but alive and — well, I guess you can’t really say he was kicking…. Any ideas?
Valdosta, Georgia,USA

Hi Kay,
We haven’t finished researching yet. We believe this might be one of the Underwing Moth Caterpillars in the genus Catocala. They feed on a variety of deciduous tree leaves. There is a close match on BugGuide and a second equally close match.

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