Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Yellow Caterpillar Brightens the Day

As I was processing pints and pints and pints of chicken on the patio on Friday I noticed this little guy/gal crawling along the cement.

I haven't seen a cute, fuzzy caterpillar is such a long time! This one brought a little more sunshine this afternoon!

I found another photo of him/her at Butterflies and Moths of North America. Apparently s/he is a Banded Tussock Moth or Pale Tiger Moth.

2 comments:

Melissa Dills said...

I found this image while trying to identify a caterpillar I found at my house similar to this one. I believe it is actually an American Dagger Moth caterpillar. Hope you're having a great weekend :)
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American Dagger Moth Acronicta americana
Description: These are about 2 inches long. They have dense yellow setae that are mildly poisonous.

It is found primarily on maple, birch, horse chestnut, hazel, walnut, and oak trees.
Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/caterpillar-identification-chart.html

TJ said...

Thanks!