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American lappet moth (larva)

Phyllodesma americana


Found walking along the sidewalk, apparently ready to pupate as it wrapped its cocoon just hours after being found and pupated within the cocoon a few days later. The cocoon was dissected to monitor pupation.


First time seeing this larva!

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New York, USA

Lat: 42.36, Long: -74.06

Spotted on Jul 29, 2017
Submitted on Aug 5, 2017

Spotted for mission

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