Subject: Milkweed diners
Location: SW Virginia
August 6, 2017 1:02 pm
Hi, what are these caterpillars I saw skeletonizing milkweed leaves? SW Virginia, late July. Thank you!
Signature: wondering

Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillars

Dear wondering,
These are Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillars, and they are a common species in eastern North America.

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Location: Virginia

3 Responses to Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillars

  1. Susan Region says:

    I found a fuzzy cat on my Milkweed, I live in Virginia, and this is my first time with the Monarch Butterfly blessing my garden

  2. Doris says:

    These black & orange balls are eating all milkweed down to the stem. How can we get rid of them?

    • bugman says:

      We do not offer extermination advice. Milkweed is the host plant for many insects, not just Monarch caterpillars.

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