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Spanish Moth Caterpillar

Xanthopastis timais

Description:

Vertical black and white stripes

Habitat:

The host plant is a Milk and Wine Lily (Crinum latifolium) from Amaryllidaceae

Notes:

Bug Guide http://bugguide.net/node/view/26706 Describes the adult as hairy black body and pink forewing with black markings (forewing may be mostly white or mostly yellowish - see images under Internet References below); subterminal line composed of several yellow spots; reniform spot outlined in yellow; hindwing uniformly dark gray

8 Comments

NerillaneSilva
NerillaneSilva 9 years ago

Lily caterpillar am very afraid

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

I am sure you will capture that photo. Just stay out there and looking. this caterpillar was a new one for me. I love its red feet!

jmmonds
jmmonds 9 years ago

After researching the moth, I'm on the lookout to try and photograph the adult.

jmmonds
jmmonds 9 years ago

Thank you very much for the id suggestion gatorfellows! After reading up on this caterpillar, these little fellows were right at home!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

Thanks for adding this wonderful caterpillar to my mission.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

The moth of this caterpillar is really cool :)

jmmonds
jmmonds 9 years ago

Thanks you for the warm welcome. We have a large variety of butterfly attractant plants, but this one escapes me for what type it may become. I added the particular host plant in the habitat section, but the host is a Milk and Wine lily (Crinum latifolium) from Amaryllidaceae.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

beautiful images - welcome to Project Noah. Can you tell us something about where you saw these?

jmmonds
Spotted by
jmmonds

Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Apr 16, 2012
Submitted on Jul 5, 2012

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