Subject: large caterpillar, white/yellow body with red hair tufts
Location: Missouri, United States
June 1, 2015 6:26 pm
so despite my best efforts to identify this lil fella, I have not found anything coming close so I turn to this website which has helped me identify many things and taught me so much.
it was found on what seems to me like some sort of tall grass-type plant.
I’m keeping a log of all the sorts of caterpillars I find this year and would love to know the name of this one to write it down.
Your caterpillar is that of a Smeared Dagger Moth, Acronicta oblinita, and you can compare your individual to this image on BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “Caution, larva may ‘sting’ if handled.”