Smeared Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Fellow bug fans,
My kids and I have used your site to identify dozens of insects over the past few years. Your site is always the first place we go when our paper guidebooks fail us. Once again you’ve come through for us in identifying what we believe to be a Smeared Dagger Moth caterpillar (Acronicta Oblinita). We found this one feeding on marsh grass along the shore of Jug Bay on the Patuxent River in Maryland. You have a couple pictures of them, but we thought you might like another. Thanks for a wonderful website!
We love hearing from people who have the patience to plow through our archives and successfully identify their unknown invertebrate discoveries. Your identification of the Smeared Dagger Moth, Acronicta oblinita, is on the money.