And who do we have here?
Location: North Texas
April 15, 2012 12:12 am
Found this in Wichita Falls,Tx. Seen a lot around but would like to know what I’m seeing. THANKS
This is the caterpillar of an Eight Spotted Forester, Alypia octomaculata, and we just posted a photo of the adult moth last week that was also from Texas. According to BugGuide: “Larvae feed on leaves of grape (Vitis spp.), peppervine (Ampelopsis spp.), and Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia). Adults take nectar from flowers of herbaceous plants, and fly during the day.”