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beautiful caterpillar!
August 4, 2009
I am clueless on what this liittle fella might be. We found him on a weed down our driveway, we live in a wooded area in southeastern Virginia. Please help us, it is not eating and we are worried he wot make it.
clueless
south eastern virginia

Brown Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillar

Brown Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillar

Dear clueless,
Do not be so hard on yourself.  You know it is a caterpillar and you know it is beautiful.  Now you know it is a Brown Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillar, Cucullia convexipennis, and you may see a matching image on BugGuide.
Also according to BugGuide, they eat the flowers and leaves of goldenrod and aster.

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