Subject: Unknown Creepy Crawlers
Location: Lasqueti Island, South-West BC
September 22, 2014 5:00 pm
Found a couple neat caterpillars on a calla lilly. Nobody that I’ve asked has ever seen one like them. Do you know what they are?
This is a Tiger Moth Caterpillar and it is apparently an uncommon color variation. We located a matching image on BugGuide with this comment: “It looks like a rare color variant of L. maculata.” Another similar looking variation is also pictured on BugGuide. The more typical coloration on the Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar is black and orange.