American Dagger Moth Caterpillar

Subject:  Caterpillars
Geographic location of the bug:  New Jersey
Date: 08/26/2018
Time: 12:36 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I would like to identify this bug
How you want your letter signed:  Kenneth ueland

American Dagger Moth Caterpillar

Dear Kenneth,
This is an American Dagger Moth Caterpillar,
Acronicta americana, and according to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on leaves of alder, ash, birch, elm, hickory, maple, oak, poplar, walnut, willow and other deciduous trees.”


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  1. Found one of these guys in my apartment. I must have tracked it in somehow, as I’m in a second floor apartment. Certainly no trees for it to eat, unless it changed its diet to Doritos crumbs.
    Location Bensalem, PA. Right on the river at the Philadelphia border.


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