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

Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of 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

Previous events

UID CATERPILLAR - Acronicta clarescens

UID CATERPILLAR - Acronicta clarescens
Grove, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA
September 7, 2006
Size: ~37MM

Moved from Dagger Moths.

Clear Dagger Moth Caterpillar
I think this is a green form of Acronicta clarescens see here:

Certainly Acronicta, but it's gonna be tough
with just one image. Do you have some pictures from different perspectives? Dorsal would certainly help. It will also help if you know what plant this is, or have an image from farther away that shows more of the plant.

There was a photo in Acronicta species that has a large green caterpillar which looks a lot like this one. For my purposes, I will title mine as Dagger Moth Caterpillar, Acronicta. Thanks for your help. Should I Frass this photo now?

Sorry, no other photos. Reaso
Sorry, no other photos. Reasonably sure it was a Butterfly Bush as I was photographing butterflies in 2006, and have several Butterfly Bushes. Thanks, Sheran

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