Subject: Unknown caterpillar consuming Indigobush & Serviceberry
Location: Reston VA
September 28, 2015 5:52 pm
Please identify a caterpillar for me and if it’s a butterfly or moth; 3 pictures attached. Many of the same caterpillar are consuming an Indigobush and have moved on to a nearby Serviceberry.
Signature: Margaret Grieshaber
Your Red Humped Caterpillar, Schizura concinna, will become a moth in the family Notodontidae. According to BugGuide, Red Humped Caterpillars: ” feed on a wide range of woody plants, from many different families.”
Dear Daniel – Thank you very much for a quick reply! Believe we’ll just let it happen and not do anything to disturb them. Thanks again, Margaret