Caterpillar ID
Location: Ocala National Forest
March 22, 2011 11:07 pm
I cannot find another image of this caterpillar anywhere. Can you help identify it?
Signature: Buteo

Echo Moth Caterpillar

Dear Buteo,
Without a doubt, this is the caterpillar of an Echo Moth, one of the Tiger Moths.  BugGuide only reports it from Florida, though it may also be found in other Southern states.  BugGuide also indicates that it feeds upon “Coontie, cabbage palmetto, crotons, lupie, oaks, persimmon and other woody plants”.

Location: Florida

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