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Subject:  Strange little bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern West Virginia
Date: 08/20/2018
Time: 11:37 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hey, found this little guy on a tree. Never seen one before and can’t seem to find it on the internet.
How you want your letter signed:  Liz

Skiff Moth Caterpillar

Dear Liz,
This is a Skiff Moth Caterpillar,
Prolimacodes badia, and it is pictured on BugGuide where it states:  “Larvae feed on leaves of wide variety of trees and shrubs, including birch, blueberry, cherry, chestnut, Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), oak, poplar, Sweetgale (Myrica gale), willow, and others.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: West Virginia

One Response to Skiff Moth Caterpillar

  1. Melissa says:

    I’ve found one of these in central Indiana about this time last year, took a good picture of it and tossed it since I couldn’t identify it!!

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