Showy Emerald Caterpillar

beautiful fern-like inchworm found in Tennessee
Hello whatsthatbug! Thought i’d add to the bizarre inchworm pictures with these snapshots of a strange brown fern frond i saw waving in the breeze-less air of Franklin, Tennessee this September. Upon closer inspection, it was of course this lovely creature. I’ve attempted to look up caterpillars of tennessee, but haven’t found this guy. Any help, or a point in the right research direction would be appreciated! thank you for the lovely site!

Hi JD,
We quickly identified this inchworm as a Showy Emerald, Dichorda iridaria by using BugGuide.

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