Subject: Big caterpillar
Location: Milton, GA (North Georgia)
April 16, 2017 9:38 am
Saw this today in Milton, GA-he has a purplish underbelly. He moves like an inchworm, sort of. He’s pretty aggressive-flopped around as I was trying to get a photo.
Signature: Melinda

Underwing Caterpillar

Dear Melinda,
This is an Underwing Caterpillar from the genus
Catocala, possibly Catocala ilia which is pictured on BugGuide.  Many Underwing Caterpillars are good camouflage artists, mimicking lichen covered twigs.

Location: MIlton, Georgia

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