Subject:  Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  Cary NC
Date: 06/15/2021
Time: 03:56 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this little guy nibbling on my corn leaves. Would love to know what it is.
How you want your letter signed:  Winters

Probably Clouded Skipper Caterpillar

Dear Winters,
We believe based on this BugGuide image that you have a Clouded Skipper Caterpillar,
Lerema accius.  According to BugGuide:  “Caterpillars host on grasses” and since Corn is a grass, it is a possible food plant.  According to the Alabama Butterfly Atlas:  “The caterpillar is greenish-white with a mid-dorsal dark stripe and two white lateral stripes. The head is white with a black margin and three vertical black stripes on the facial region. The body is covered with numerous minute white dots.”

Probably Clouded Skipper Caterpillar

Location: Cary, North Carolina

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