Geographic location of the bug: New Jersey
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
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.”
1 thought on “American Dagger Moth Caterpillar”
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.