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Spanish Moth Caterpillar

Xanthopastis timais


Vertical black and white stripes


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


Bug Guide 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


NerillaneSilva 10 years ago

Lily caterpillar am very afraid

gatorfellows 10 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 10 years ago

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

jmmonds 10 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 10 years ago

Thanks for adding this wonderful caterpillar to my mission.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

The moth of this caterpillar is really cool :)

jmmonds 10 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 10 years ago

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

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Louisiana, USA

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

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