Subject: Pretty catterpillars
Geographic location of the bug: CT
Time: 06:39 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi! I love your site! You’ve been very helpful in the past and I’m hoping for another ID. I found these fellows on some milkweed in my yard. What can you tell me? Thanks.
How you want your letter signed: Jenn
Many folks are planting milkweed to attract Monarch Butterflies, but there are in fact numerous insects that depend upon milkweed, hence our Milkweed Meadow tag which includes documentation of many insects associated with the plant. This is a gorgeous image of a Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar, Euchaetes egle. See BugGuide for more information on the Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar.