Wilson’s Wood Nymph Moth Caterpillar

What kind of caterpillar is this?
Location:  San Antonio, Texas
May 2, 2014
We can’t seem to find it. Found in San Antonio, Texas. Will also attach pic of the vine plant we found them on. thank you

Unknown Caterpillars
Unknown Caterpillars

Hi Sarah,
Our internet connectivity is incredibly slow today, which is inhibiting our ability to identify your caterpillar.  We are posting the image and we will continue to research this matter.  We gave it one more stab and we discovered images of Wilson’s Wood Nymph Moth Caterpillars,
Xerociris wilsonii, on BugGuide, where the foodplant is listed as “Sorrelvine, Cissus trifoliata (Vitaceae).”  The image of Sorrelvine on the USDA website confirms the identification as it is a match to the plant image you supplied.



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