Lep larvae from summer and fall 2013


Note: All of these are thumbnails, click on image to see larger version. If host plant is not listed it is unrecorded. Page references are to Wagner 2005, Caterpillars of Eastern North America. A few are referenced to Wagner et al 2011, Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America. If you are interested enough to look at this page you need to have both of these books!!!

MANY thanks to Dave Wagner for patiently determining these cats with me... when possible.


1.Red-crossed Button Slug
Tortricidia pallida

This species not always separable from T flexuosa (Abbreviated Button Slug), including this specimen.

23 Sep 2013, Western Barndoor Hill Preserve, Hartford Co CT   p 36


2. Skiff Moth
Prolimacodes badia

Left 3 22 Sep 2013, Cromwell Meadows WMA, Middlesex Co, CT

Right 14 Oct 2013, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co GA   p 42

 

both oak

   

  3. Nason's Slug   oak
Natada nasoni

27 Sep 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA   p 45


4. Crowned Slug
Isa textula

22 Sep 2013, Matianuck NA Preserve, Hartford Co CT    p 46


  5. early instar Adoneta   oak.
Probably bicaudata? Died during attempt to rear.

27 Sep 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA    p 47


  6. Adoneta bicaudata  oak

12 Nov 2013, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA     p 47  

7. Saddleback
Acharia stimulea

Left 3 27 Sep 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA

Right 4 Oct 2013, brushy field, Cherokee Co GA    p 52

 

both oak

   

  8. Grapeleaf Skeletonizer   grape
Harrisina americana

27 Sep 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA    p 57

This one current species may end up being two different species


  9. Clemens' False Skeletonizer Moth   not recorded
Acoloithus falsarius

21 Oct 2013, Falline Sandhills NA, Taylor Co, GA   

not in the book, can be found on MPG page


  10. Juvenal's Duskywing 
Erynnis juvenalis

23 Sep 2013, Western Barndoor Hill Preserve, Hartford Co CT    p 64


11. Palamedes Swallowtail    swampbay
Papilio palamedes

28 Oct 2013, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA      p 81


  12. Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus

23 Sep 2013, Simsbury Airport, Hartford Co, CT        p 103
 


  13. Common Buckeye     weed
Junonia coenia

21 Oct 2013, Falline Sandhills NA, Taylor Co, GA    p 120


Many geometrids, a few IDed but mostly not. Here goes:

Note from Dave: Probably 50% of geos are either Hypagyrtis, Protobarmia, or Iridopsis

14. Iridopsis sp, probably I. defectaria (Brown-shaded Gray Moth)   sweet gum

20 Nov 2013, Withlacochee River at GA 133, Lowndes Co, GA       not in book

Iridopsis on page 152-154


15. Iridopsis sp, probably I. defectaria (Brown-shaded Gray Moth)     oak

28 Oct 2013, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


16. Iridopsis sp, probably I. defectaria (Brown-shaded Gray Moth)    oak, I think

14 Oct 2013, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co GA


  17. Unk geo   oak. Possibly Iridopsis sp?

27 Sep 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA


18. Dash-lined Looper   found on clothing
Protoboarmia porcelaria  

26 Jul 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA    p 157


  19. Dash-lined Looper 
Protoboarmia porcelaria     oak

27 Sep 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA    p 157


20. Dash-lined Looper (Protoboarmia porcelaria)   oak.

18 Oct 2013, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Cobb Co, GA   p 157


  21. Dash-lined Looper  tulip tree
Protoboarmia porcelaria  

18 Nov 2013, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA    p 157  


22. Probably Melanolophia sp   Sweet gum

26 Sep 2013, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb Co, GA   p 159


  23. Melanophia sp?    tulip tree

4 Oct 2013, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee Co, GA      p 159


24. Probably One-spotted Variant (Hypagyrtis unipinctata)   fern sp.

7 Nov 2013, Montezuma Bluffs NA, Macon Co, GA   p 164


25. Probably One-spotted Variant (Hypagyrtis unipinctata)    oak

7 Nov 2013, Montezuma Bluffs NA, Macon Co, GA   p 164


  26. Probably One-spotted Variant (Hypagyrtis unipinctata)    hickory.

7 Nov 2013, Montezuma Bluffs NA, Macon Co, GA  p 164


 

27. Oak Besma
Besma quercivoria

22 Sep 2013, Matianuck NA Preserve, Hartford Co CT    p 185  


  28. Probably a Besma

27 Sep 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA    p 185


  29. Probably Confused Eusarca (Eusarca confusaria)   weedy plant

28 Oct 2013, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA   p 189


  30.Nemoria sp.    

22 Sep 2013, Matianuck NA Preserve, Hartford Co CT        p 199


  31. Nemoria sp.   oak

27 Sep 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA    p 199


  32. Sweetfern Geometer
Cyclophora pendulinaria

23 Sep 2013, Simsbury Airport, Hartford Co, CT        p 202     


  33. A Geometer in the genus Cyclophora     Probably either C dataria or packardii
oak

20 Nov 2013, Withlacochee River at GA 133, Lowndes Co, GA   p 202


  34. Packard's Wave      oak
Cyclophora packardi

7 Nov 2013, Montezuma Bluffs NA, Macon Co, GA  p 202  


  35. Probably Common Tan Wave Pleuroprucha insularia   unk weedy plant

21 Oct 2013, Falline Sandhills NA, Taylor Co, GA    p 203


36. Common Pug Eupithecia sp. prob E. miserulata     Goldenrod

18 Oct 2013, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Cobb Co, GA    p 211


37. Unk geo    oak

12 Nov 2013, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA

Not even Dave can ID this one, lousy photos


  38. Fawn Sphinx   walking on ground
Sphinx kalmaie

5 Sep 2013, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Cobb Co, GA  p 259

  39. Blinded Sphinx
Paonias excaecatus

23 Sep 2013, Simsbury Airport, Hartford Co, CT        p 262


  40. White-dotted Prominent
Nadata gibbosa

22 Sep 2013, Matianuck NA Preserve, Hartford Co CT        p 288


41. Angulose Prominent
Peridea angulosa    both oak

Left 28 Oct 2013, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA

Right 21 Oct 2013, Falline Sandhills NA, Taylor Co, GA     and
18 Nov 2013, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA    p 292


  42. Datana sp., too young to ID   Not sure about host

27 Sep 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA     p 297


43. Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar
Lochmaeus manteo

Various locations and dates in Oct and Nov 2013, all on oak    p 304


  44. Unicorn Caterpillar
Schizura unicornis

23 Sep 2013, Western Barndoor Hill Preserve, Hartford Co CT    p 313

  45. Checkered-fringe Prominent   oak
Schizura ipomoeae

14 Oct 2013, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co GA    p 314


  46. Oakworm (Symmerista sp.), either S. albifrons or canicosta    oak

7 Nov 2013, Montezuma Bluffs NA, Macon Co, GA    p 317


  47. Oakworm (Symmerista sp.), either S. albifrons or canicosta    oak

18 Nov 2013, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA    p 317


48. Symmerista sp. poss albifrons   oak

21 Nov 2013, Altamaha WMA, Glynn Co, GA   p 317


  49. Western Furcula   willow
Furcula occidentalis

23 Sep 2013, Hillstead Museum Grounds, Hartford Co, CT   p 319  


50. American Dagger Moth    oak
Acronicta americana

11 Oct 2013, unnamed trail Towns Co, GA   p 324

  51. Yellow-haired Dagger Moth   hickory
Acronicta impleta

4 Oct 2013, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee Co, GA      p 328   ID by MT


52. Charred Dagger Moth   both oak
Acronicta brumosa     not in book

Left 23 Oct 2013, Ohoopee Dunes WMA, Emanuel Co, GA 

Right 28 Oct 2013, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA   Note tachinid egg


53. Greater Oak Dagger Moth   oak
Acronicta lobeliae

23 Oct 2013, Ohoopee Dunes WMA, Emanuel Co, GA   p 330  

  54. Dark-spotted Palthis   oak
Palthis angulalis

12 Nov 2013, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA   p 344  


  55. Ambiguous Litter Moth
Lascoria ambigualis

not in book but in Wagner et al (2011) Owlet book p 58

Top 12 Nov 2013, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA   oak, really

Bottom 7 Nov 2013, Montezuma Bluffs NA, Macon Co, GA     cross vine


  56. Early Zanclognatha
Zanclognatha cruralis

22 Sep 2013, Matianuck NA Preserve, Hartford Co CT        p 345 


  57. Zanclognatha sp poss obscurinpennis per DW

18 Oct 2013, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Cobb Co, GA   p 345
also Wagner et al 2011 p 49


  58. Zanclognatha sp poss jacchusalis per HvS   cross vine

7 Nov 2013, Montezuma Bluffs NA, Macon Co, GA    p 345
also Wagner et al 2011 p 46


  59. Red-lined Panopoda Panopoda rufimargo   oak

14 Oct 2013, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co GA    p 349


  60a. Maple Looper   on street
Paralellia bistriaris

29 June 2013, Willow Glen Dr, Cobb Co, GA    p 358  


  60b. Maple Looper    maple
Paralellia bistriaris

27 Sep 2013, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA    p 358   


  61. Unk, possibly a Plusiine (Looper)  weedy plant

23 Oct 2013, Ohoopee Dunes WMA, Emanuel Co, GA


  62. The Asteroid
Cucullia asteroides

22 Sep 2013, Cromwell field, Middlesex Co, CT     p 388


63. Brown-hooded Owlet
Cucullia convexipennis

22 Sep 2013, Cromwell Meadows WMA, Middlesex Co, CT     p 389


  64. Turbulent Phosphila
Phosphila turbulenta

22 Sep 2013, Matianuck NA Preserve, Hartford Co CT        p 427


65. Variegated Midget
Elaphria versicolor   

Top two and bottom right from maple and unk vine on 7 Nov 2013, bottom left from yellow birch 12 Nov 2013.

I think these are all versicolor but not certain
p 431 with comments from DW


  66. Clymene Haploa Haploa clymene

23 Sep 2013, Western Barndoor Hill Preserve, Hartford Co CT    p 461


  67. Fall Webworm   tulip tree
Hyphantria cunea

4 Oct 2013, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee Co, GA      p 466

  68. Hickory Tussock Moth
Lophocampa caryae

23 Sep 2013, Western Barndoor Hill Preserve, Hartford Co CT    p 473


  69. Unk Pyralioid   oak

28 Oct 2013, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


  70. Unk Twirler Moth (Gelichiidae)   oak

7 Nov 2013, Montezuma Bluffs NA, Macon Co, GA


  71. Unk Twirler Moth (Antaeotricha sp)   oak

18 Nov 2013, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA  


  72. Unk Twirler Moth (Gelichiidae)     oak

12 Nov 2013, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA


     

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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