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


Coloradia velda? - Coloradia velda

Coloradia velda? - Coloradia velda
San Bernardino Nat’l Forest, San Bernardino County, California, USA
September 26, 2019
~6900’ elevation.
Caterpillar was moving quickly crossing a trail.
ID as per iNaturalist:

Images of this individual: tag all
Coloradia velda? - Coloradia velda Coloradia velda? - Coloradia velda

Moved from ID Request.

Thanks for uploading these images here as well, I had to create a guide page for C. velda as this species was not currently present on the website.

You are very welcome! I was lucky to see this caterpillar as it was traveling at a fast pace across the trail. I would’ve missed it had my friend who knew I was interested in cats, not pointed it out. She was trying to slow it down for the pic, therefore the hand in one of the photos (I wanted to show the prolegs). “Velda” had places to go! Thanks again for the quick id’s, much appreciated. I was pretty excited about this. :-).

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