Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1245754
Caterpillar with Pointed Rear - Drepana arcuata

Caterpillar with Pointed Rear - Drepana arcuata
Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
June 24, 2016
Size: Nearly an inch
Thank you for your help! I know that these images are not of the best quality, but I am eager for an ID. I have looked all day without any success.

I found this caterpillar on a tree that I have yet to identify (I believe it may be a birch of some sort), at around noon of a sunny, warm day. The caterpillar was resting on the top of the leaf, which was slightly curved inward. I could see five or six thick strands of silk that were curving the leaf, and the caterpillar sat underneath them. The leaf was still rather open though, not like the leaf roller tunnels I have seen. The caterpillar has two pairs of red and yellow knobs/bumps near its head, which is yellow with red stripes. It also has a red pointed rump, but its tail is not as pronounced as those found on sphinx moth caterpillars.

Images of this individual: tag all
Caterpillar with Pointed Rear - Drepana arcuata Caterpillar with Pointed Rear - Drepana arcuata Caterpillar with Pointed Rear - Drepana arcuata

Moved

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

arcuata

 
Help with ID
Thank you so much! I am having fun taking care of this little one. I have a lot of camouflaged loopers and other inchworms in my flower garden, but other than that I have had trouble finding anything but gypsy moths. They are terrible in CT this year. I cannot sit under my maple without being showered with frass, and my poor oak is taking quite the beating. I have seen young trees completely defoliated, and so much frass collects on the road that I mistook it as dirt the first time I saw it.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.