Subject: Paddle caterpillar
Location: Detroit, Oregon
August 10, 2017 9:39 pm
Hi bugman! My family and I went out for a walk and found this little guy hanging out on a leaf. We though you might like to have this photo!
Signature: Kristina Schafer
First we need to commend you on your correct identification of a Paddle Caterpillar, Acronicta funeralis. The first time we received an image of a Paddle Caterpillar many years ago, we tried unsuccessfully to identify it. It is quite a distinctive looking species, and not easily confused with any other caterpillar. Your image is especially beautiful.