Stinging Rose Caterpillar?
Found this little guy just below an oak tree. It resembles the Stinging Rose, but the yellow color makes me believe that it can vary in color…maybe one of a few instars? Thanks,
Hi There Jose,
The Stinging Rose Caterpillar can vary in color considerably, from greenish yellow to bright orange red. According to BugGuide, in addition to rose leaves, the caterpillar also feeds on the foilage of: “apple, cottonwood, dogwood, hickory, oak, redbud, sycamore.”