Subject: Caterpillar identification
Location: Kalamazoo Michigan
July 13, 2016 6:37 pm
This little guy and a couple friends are eating my plants in flowering pot
This beautiful caterpillar is an American Lady Caterpillar, and according to BugGuide: “Larvae feed on Cudweeds, Everlastings and Pussytoes – Gnaphalium, Anaphalis, Antennaria.” BugGuide also notes that other names for the American Lady are “Hunter’s Butterfly” and “Dama dos ojos” in Spanish.
Thanks Daniel. I will make an extra effort to protect them. Butterflies are a spectacular creation.
Have a great day.