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Depressaria pastinacella caterpillar - Depressaria radiella

Depressaria pastinacella caterpillar - Depressaria radiella
Monteregie County, Quebec, Canada
July 19, 2014

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

We're thinking maybe Pastinaca

Be careful. It's sap contains a phototoxin that causes blistering.

Look more like caterpillars
Do you know what plant it was eating?

 
Wild parsnip.
Confirmed! I went back today and the plant definitely is wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa). I have learned that it is actually very common in my area. I crosschecked too for the caterpillar and I believe it is Depressaria pastinacella.

Mystery solved. Thank you!

 
Unfortunately no - it was not
Unfortunately no - it was not a plant that I am familiar with. But I can easily go back there and pay special attention to the plant in question. Maybe tomorrow (Sunday) or Monday at the latest.

 
Ermine Moth?
It reminds me of one of the Ermine Moths, Yponomeutidae, but there may be others that are similar.
I was not able to find an exact match.

Edit: Actually, I like J&J's suggestion of Pastinaca better, the host plant seems to match.

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