Caterpillar in January?
Location: New Jersey Shore
February 2, 2012 12:56 pm
Found this Caterpillar crawling along by porch in New Jersey. What type is he and why is he out at this time of year?
Signature: Mr. Green

Winter Cutworm

Dear Mr. Green,
Your caterpillar is a Winter Cutworm,
Noctua pronuba, the larva of the introduced Large Yellow Underwing according to BugGuide.  The Winter Cutworm is native to Eurasia, but it is now found in much of North America.

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