Location: Davidson County, NC
May 25, 2016 6:58 am
Hi, bugman! Can you help ID this caterpillar? I’ve looked at many pictures today and can’t find it. Thank you!
We had to scroll through quite a few Brush Footed Butterfly Caterpillars before we identified your American Lady Caterpillar, Vanessa virginiensis, thanks to images posted to BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “Larvae feed on Cudweeds, Everlastings and Pussytoes – Gnaphalium, Anaphalis, Antennaria.”