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#1702900
Caterpillar - Litoprosopus futilis

Caterpillar - Litoprosopus futilis
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
July 17, 2019
Size: Length ≈20mm
Picked off house wall. A guess: Acronictinae caterpillar? I meant to raise it but was unable to find food it would accept.

Images of this individual: tag all
Caterpillar - Litoprosopus futilis Caterpillar - Litoprosopus futilis Caterpillar - Litoprosopus futilis

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Litoprosopus futilis
John and Jane/'s suggestion looks better the more often I look at these caterpillars. The brown head band of the caterpillar they show appears to be "optional" as is assumed also for this one . However, it's author refers to white-ringed black bases of the "setae 1a and 1b on the mesothorax" as being diagnostic, and I am not sure whether I see them on my caterpillar or just glare from the ambient light. Anyway everything else matches caterpillars posted as Litoprosopus futilis.

Is there Cabbage Palm nearby?
maybe

 
Looks right to me
Thanks, Jane and John - except for the brown band across the head (that not all caterpillars in BG share) mine looks very much like the one you show. Yes, there is a palmetto in my front yard, but approx. 30m from the house wall - makes me wonder why the caterpillar would wander so far (parasitized?). Anyway, I photographed a Litoprosopus futilis at my lights 6 years ago (not posted because redundant for this location).

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