We found this caterpillar... #726205 - Ask Extension


We found this caterpillar... #726205

Asked September 22, 2020, 8:42 PM EDT

We found this caterpillar at Seibenthaler’s Fen. It’s about 2-3” and a little ticker than a pencil. I haven’t had any luck googling for it - are you able to ID? Thank you!

Greene County Ohio

Expert Response

What you saw was a turbulent phosphila caterpillar that turns into an ugly moth. It feeds on greenbrier. If you google the the name, you will find all the information on this caterpillar. Thank you for your question.
Edward Wichael-MGV Replied September 23, 2020, 10:52 AM EDT

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