Thursday, November 5, 2009
Skiff Moth - Prolimacodes badia
It's an unusual caterpillar that doesn't look like a caterpillar. It looks like a green box that moves. Small and cute, it moves slowly along leaves and stems. The rear of the caterpillar is pointed.
The Skiff Moth caterpillar eats oaks, winged elm, and other tree leaves. The pattern of brown on the caterpillar may vary from caterpillar to caterpillar.
The pupa is inside a tiny dark circle cocoon.
The adult moth is beige with a brown semicircle on its wings.
Posted by Edith Smith at 8:25 PM