Ceanothus Moth Caterpillar

Subject :  Caterpillar identification Geographic location of the bug:  Bonners Ferry ID Date: 08/01/2022 Time: Your letter to the bugman:  Found this climbing on a hardy kiwi we introduced this year, under birch, surrounded by ocean spray, serviceberry, and thimble berry. How you want your letter signed :  Idaho homestead Dear Idaho homestead, We are … Read more

Ceanothus Silkmoth subspecies Caterpillar

Subject: Beautiful caterpillar Location: In between Fernan Saddle and Wolf Lodge Creek July 5, 2015 10:58 am Sooo….were out huckleberry picking on Independence Day and my daughter says “Dad, check out this cool caterpillar I found”. I walk over to her and to my amazement find the coolest Independence Day caterpillar ever! It’s got red … Read more

Ceanothus Silkmoth Caterpillar after all

I think I figured it out? Location: Sonoma Mountan Range, California December 15, 2010 2:09 am Hi there, this is a photo I’ve sent before but didn’t hear back about…(no worries). I’ve continued to research and now I’m pretty sure it is the ceanothus silk moth larvae. I see you don’t already have a picture … Read more

Lappet Moth Caterpillar

Subject:  Slug caterpillar Geographic location of the bug:  Kentucky Date: 09/20/2021 Time: 12:42 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  I can find several similar slug caterpillars, but none this long that look so much like lichen! Do you know what it is? How you want your letter signed:  Sky Dear Sky, This is not … Read more

Glover’s Silkmoth Caterpillar

Subject:  Green Caterpillar Geographic location of the bug:  Angela, Montana Date: 08/07/2019 Time: 02:43 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  My daughter found this by some of our grain bins and she loves bugs. Just curious what kind it was. Thanks! How you want your letter signed:  Hadlie Mae Dear Hadlie, This is a … Read more

American Lappet Moth Caterpillar

Subject:  Unknown moth Caterpillar Geographic location of the bug:  Middleville,MI Date: 07/21/2019 Time: 06:55 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  My neighbor kids found this caterpillar today in the grass under an oak tree. It has been very hot here last week.I took a picture of the underside also. I wish it was more … Read more