Subject: Found crossing driveway
Location: Austin, Texas
May 14, 2017 2:36 am
Found on May 12, 2017 in Austin, Tx. We were working in my garage and noticed this guy was crossing my driveway so we moved him to the flower bed destination he would have reached (to insure he didn’t get stepped on).
I would love to know what kind of caterpillar this is – never seen one before.
Signature: Karen Lewis
We believe that based on this BugGuide image, your Prominent Moth Caterpillar is a White Blotched Heterocampa, Heterocampa umbrata. Was there an oak tree near the sighting? According to BugGuide: “The larvae feed on oaks (Quercus). Two generations per year in much of range, multiple generations in Florida.”