Subject: Black and yellow caterpillar
Location: London, Ontario Canada
August 31, 2016 1:43 pm
I’m not sure that I’ve seen one of these around here before. Could you please be so kind as to ID it if possible?
Commonly called the Paddle Caterpillar, this is the larva of a Funerary Dagger Moth which you can verify by comparing your image to this BugGuide image. According to BugGuide: “larvae feed on leaves of alder, apple, birch, blueberry/huckleberry (Vaccinium spp.), cottonwood, dogwood, elm, hazel, hickory, maple, oak, willow.”