February 11, 2016

 

Today we bring you some gorgeous photos of Xanthotype caterpillars. There are two species native to the Northeastern US, Crocus Geometer (Xanthotype sospeta) and False Crocus Geometer (Xanthotype urticaria). These species may be impossible to identify from one another...

August 5, 2015

 

CATERPILLAR OF THE WEEK: Introducing Tetracis crocallata - the Yellow Slant-Line.

 

From their earliest instars, or growth stages, this geometrid moth caterpillar resembles a brown twig, but they only gain the fantastic "broken-off branch" appearance, with pale tan high...

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