Geographic location of the bug: Cary NC
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
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.”