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
Signature: Brian

Eight Spotted Forester Caterpillar

Hi Brian,
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.”

Location: Texas

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