Lep larvae from summer and fall 2014


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!!!

Larvae highlighted in yellow haven't been determined to species yet. What's listed is my best guess so far.

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


  1. early instar Monkey Slugs Phobetron pithecium

top oak 3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA

bottom japanese honeysuckle 7 Oct 2014, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co GA   p 44

 

  2. Nason's Slug   oak
Natada nasoni

9 Sep 2014, Corbin Creek Rd, Towns Co, GA   p 45


3. Crowned Slug
Isa textula

1 Oct to 11 Nov 2014, various spots across GA    p 46


  4. Purple-crested Slug Adoneta spinuloides

black or red oak

9 Sep 2014, Corbin Creek Rd, Towns Co, GA    p 47


5. Long-horned Slug Adoneta bicaudata 

top left 1 Oct 2014, red maple, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA

top right and middle right greenbrier

other three sweet gum

both 5 Nov 2014, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Douglas Co, GA     p 47  


6. Saddleback
Acharia stimulea

top two blackjack oak 8 Sep 2014, J J Biello Park, Cherokee Co, GA

bottom cherry 1 Oct 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co GA    p 52

 

 

  7. Grapeleaf Skeletonizer   unk vine
Harrisina americana

3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA    p 57

This one current species may end up being two different species


8. Laurelcherry Smoky Moth
Neoprocris floridana

all G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA   

top row 10 Nov 2014, Carolina Laurelcherry
bottom 22 Sep 2014, red mulberry

not in the book, can be found on MPG page

 

9. Duskywing  Erynnis sp.    oak

18 Aug 2014, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co GA    p 64


10. Duskywing  Erynnis sp.    oak

2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co GA    p 64


  11. skipper sp.   oak

9 Sep 2014, Corbin Creek Rd, Towns Co, GA


  12. Atala Eumaes atala  coontie

11 Sep 2014, Miami-Dade Co Zoo, Dade Co, FL    p 96


13. Juniper Hairstreak  Callophrys gryneus

red cedar

20 May 2014, Conyers Monastery, Rockdale Co, GA       p 102


  14. Red-spotted Purple  Limenitis arthemis

oak

3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA       p 121


  13. Harris' Checkerspot  Chlosyne harrisii

not recorded

12 Jun 2014, Goodyear Rd, Jackson Co, WI       p 124


  14. Rose Hooktip  Oreta rosea

not recorded

2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA       p 139


15. Tufted Thyatirid  Pseudothyratira cymatophoroides

sweet gum

5 Nov 2014, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Douglas Co, GA       p 142


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

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

  16. possibly Red-heaed Inchworm  Macaria bisignata

white pine

top 9 Sep 2014, Corbin Creek Rd, Towns Co, GA

bottom 31 Oct 2014, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Douglas Co, GA      

not in these two books but in Geometroid caterpillars of NE and Appalachian Forests (Wagner et al 2001) p 42

 

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

2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA

p. 153


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

2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA

p. 153


  19. Unk geo   oak. Possibly Iridopsis sp? DW says spiracles puzzling

blackjack oak

8 Sep 2014, J J Biello Park, Cherokee Co, GA


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

maple

8 Sep 2014, J J Biello Park, Cherokee Co, GA


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

titi

10 Nov 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


22. Dash-lined Looper 
Protoboarmia porcelaria    

rhododendron

18 Aug 2014, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA          p. 157


23. Dash-lined Looper 
Protoboarmia porcelaria    

oak

25 Aug 2014, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb Co, GA


  24. Dash-lined Looper 
Protoboarmia porcelaria  

oak

22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


  25. Melanolophia sp?   persimmon

28 Jul 2014, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA    p 159


  26. Melanophia sp?    sweet gum

2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA      p 159


27. Melanolophia sp?   sumac

3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA   p 159


  28. Probably Melanophia sp    sweet gum

1 Oct 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA      p 159


29. Probably One-spotted Variant (Hypagyrtis unipinctata)  

sycamore

28 Jul 2014, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA   p 164


  30. DW says could be Hypagyrtis maybe a southern species distinct from unipinctata. I will rear and let you know.

oak

26 Aug 2014, Hardy Kenedy rd at GA 152, Tattnall Co, GA   p 164


  31. see above, same Hypagyrtis species    oak

26 Aug 2014, Old GA 46 at US 1, Emanuel Co, GA  p 164


  32. Possibly One-spotted Variant (Hypagyrtis unipinctata), DW says not sure  

oak

27 Aug 2014, Conyers Monastery, Rockdale Co, GA      p 164


  33. Possibly One-spotted Variant (Hypagyrtis unipinctata)   sugar maple

27 Aug 2014, Conyers Monastery, Rockdale Co, GA      p 164


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

1 Oct 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA     p 164


  35. Probably One-spotted Variant (Hypagyrtis unipinctata)   cherry

1 Oct 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA     p 164


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

2 Oct 2014, Kennesaw Mountain NBP, Cobb Co, GA   p 164


37. Probably One-spotted Variant (Hypagyrtis unipinctata)    brier

7 Oct 2014, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA  p 164


  38. Possibly One-spotted Variant (Hypagyrtis unipinctata)    sweet gum

30 Oct 2014, High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA  p 164


  39. Linden Looper (Erannis tillaria)    

not recorded

7 Nov 2014, Goodyear Rd, Jackson Co, WI
 p 168


 

40. Possibly Metarranthis? hump over A8?

dogwood

2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA       p 181  


  41. Purplish-brown Looper Eutrapela clemataria

tulip tree

2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA   p 191


  42. A Geometer in the genus Cyclophora     DW says doesn't look like packardii but came from oak so not likely pendulinaria. I will study this winter if you remind me.

22 Oct 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA    p 202


43. Waxmyrtle Wave Moth
Cyclophora myrtaria

wax myrtle

10 Nov 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA        p 205    


  44. Cross-lined Wave    
Timandra amaturaria

knotweed

29 Jul 2014, Black Warrior River at Lock 6 Park, Hale Co, AL  p 205  


  45. Unk geo   persimmon

28 Jul 2014, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA


  46. Unk geo   rhododendron

28 Jul 2014, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co, GA


  47. Unk geo    oak

3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA  


  48. Unk geo    sumac

3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA  


  49. Spotted Apatelodes Apatelodes torrefacta

cherry

1 Oct 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA     p 219


  50. Hickory Horned Devil Citheronia regalis

sumac

3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA     p 231


  51. Imperial Moth  Eacles imperialis

maple

27 Aug 2014, Conyers Monastery, Rockdale Co, GA        p 232


  52. Rosy Maple Moth
Dryocampa rubicunda

top 22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA       oak

bottom 2 Oct 2014, Kennesaw Mountain NBP, Cobb Co, GA   red maple    p 234


  53. Pink-striped Oakworm
Anisota virginiensis

oak

26 Aug 2014, Old GA 46 at US 1, Emanuel Co, GA     p 237


  54. Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus    both oak

top 9 Sep 2014, Corbin Creek Rd, Towns Co, GA

bottom 22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA

 

  55. Datana sp., possibly D robusta

red bay

22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA      p 297


  56. Wavy-lined Heterocampa
Hetrocampa biundata

top 27 Aug 2014, Conyers Monastery, Rockdale Co, GA    dogwood

 bottom 9 Sep 2014, Corbin Creek Rd, Towns Co, GA   unk       p 299


  57. Saddled Prominent
Hetrocampa guttavitta

oak

3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA      p 299


  58. Sandplain Heterocampa
Hetrocampa varia

oak

26 Aug 2014, Old GA 46 at US 1, Emanuel Co, GA   p 301


  59. White-blotched Heterocampa
Hetrocampa umbrata

top oak bottom titi

10 Nov 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA     p 302

 

  60. Mottled Prominent 
Macrurocampa marthesia

oak

22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co GA    p 306


  61. Red-washed Prominent  
Oligocentria semirufescens

titi

10 Nov 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co GA    p 309


  62. Unicorn Caterpillar
Schizura unicornis

9 Sep 2014, Corbin Creek Rd, Towns Co, GA  p 313

  63. Oakworm (Symmerista sp.), either S. albifrons or canicosta    both water oak. DW was going to rear them.

31 Oct 2014, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Douglas Co, GA    p 317

 

64. Charred Dagger Moth   both oak
Acronicta brumosa    mention p 323

Left 26 Aug 2014, Old GA 46 at US 1, Emanuel Co, GA 

Right 22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA 


  65. Yellow-haired Dagger Moth   sweet gum
Acronicta impleta

1 Oct 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA         p 328 


  66. Southern Oak Dagger Moth   both oak
Acronicta increta complex poss ovata?       p 336

9 Sep 2014, Corbin Creek Rd, Towns Co, GA 


67. Southern Oak Dagger Moth   both oak
Acronicta increta complex     p 329

Left 2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA

Right 10 Nov 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA 


  68. Dagger Moth sp   oak
Acronicta sp.

2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA      


  69. Greater Oak Dagger Moth  blackjack oak
Acronicta lobeliae

8 Sep 2014, J J Biello Park, Cherokee Co, GA   p 330  

70. Greater Oak Dagger Moth   oak
Acronicta lobeliae

22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA     p 330  

NOTE The illustrated (not taxonomic) order differs greatly between Wagner (2005) and Wagner (2011), for the owlets I have tried to follow Wagner 2005 as much as possible.

  71. Harris' Three-spot
Harrisimemna trisignata

Viburnum rufidulum

22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA       p 340  


  72. Small Necklace Moth       persimmon
Hypsoropha hormos

26 Aug 2014, Hardy Kenedy rd at GA 152, Tattnall Co, GA   p 347  


  73.Red-lined Panopoda Panopoda rufimargo 

top 26 Aug 2014, Hardy Kenedy rd at GA 152, Tattnall Co, GA   persimmon

mid 27 Aug 2014, Conyers Monastery, Rockdale Co, GA    oak

bottom 22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co GA  water oak         p 349

 
 

  74. Orange Panopoda Panopoda repanda  

live oak

26 Aug 2014, Old GA 46 at US 1, Emanuel Co, GA      p 349


  75. Lunate Zale Zale lunata  

dogwood

2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA          p 353

 

  76. Maple Looper            red maple
Paralellia bistriaris

22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co GA        p 358  


  77. White-lined Snout   elm
Hypena abalienalis

27 Aug 2014, Conyers Monastery, Rockdale Co, GA    not in book p 65 in Wagner 2011


  78. Large Paectes      sweet gum
Paectes abrostoloides

top two 3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA  Note ectoparasitoids

bottom 10 Nov 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA       p 376 

 
 

  79. Unk looper      oak

25 Aug 2014, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb Co, GA


80. White Edge Moth  Oruza albocostaliata  

really awful photos of a very rare and almost unknown caterpillar

22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co GA     not in either book


  81. Spotted Phosphila
Phosphila miselioides     p 426

top 27 Aug 2014, Conyers Monastery, Rockdale Co, GA   greenbrier

bottom  6 Nov 2014, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Douglas Co, GA   greenbrier

 

82. Variegated Midget
Elaphria versicolor   

7 Oct 2014, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA       p 431


  83. Unk Spodoptera sp?

Note ant

11 Apr 2014, Purchase Knob area, Great Smoky Mountain National Park


  84. The Laugher Charadra deridens

oak

22 Oct 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA            p 439


  85. Definite Tussock Moth    cherry
Orgyia definita

3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA   p 449


  86. unk Tussock Moth   

red mulberry

7 Oct 2014, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA  


  87. Fall Webworm   willow
Hyphantria cunea

8 Sep 2014, J J Biello Park, Cherokee Co, GA        p 466

  88. Banded Tussock Moth Halysidota tessellaris       oak

22 Sep 2014, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA    p 471


  89. Faithful Beauty Composia fidelissima  

devil's potato

5 Sep 2014, Miami-Dade Co Zoo, Dade Co, FL


NOTE: I have really no idea about these last 10

90. Unk cat       oak

This and the following species seem very similar.

18 Aug 2014, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co GA


91. Unk cat   oak

25 Aug 2014, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb Co, GA


92. Unk cat   sweet gum

Similar to above two but not the same

1 Oct 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA  


  93. Unk cat   oak

2 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA  


  94. Unk cat

Came off beggar's lice (Hackelia) but this isn't listed as a host in any of DW books

3 Sep 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA  


  95. Unk Twirler Moth (Gelichiidae)?   

cherry

22 Oct 2014, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA  


  96. Unk cat    alder

30 Oct 2014, High Falls State Park, Monroel Co, GA


  97. Unk Tortricidae         unk host

27 Aug 2014, Conyers Monastery, Rockdale Co, GA


  98. Unk cat poss Bagisara tumbler

smooth alder

28 Jul 2014, Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson Co GA


  99. Unk cat    unk shrub   lousy image

should just delete! but from south GA near Ohoopee dunes...

26 Aug 2014, Old GA 46 at US 1, Emanuel Co, GA  


     

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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