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Asteroid Caterpillar (purple)

Cucullia asteroides

Description:

Approximately 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 inches. Purple Goldenrod Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillar. Feeds primarily on Goldenrod or Aster. Leaves and flowers

Habitat:

Meadow in the Poconos

Notes:

I tried to correct a problem with the color due to it was set on indoor instead of sunny outdoors. Photo is not color enhanced. I found 3 or 4 green asteroids, 1 purple, 1 red, and 1, possibly 2 yellow.

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3 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Beautiful caterpillars!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Stranger yet, I did a google search on yellow asteroid Caterpillars and no one seems to have a photo except mine here at Project Noah. Same with the red one. That is weird. Still searching though.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Love the stripes on this! I like your second photo the best. That's cool that you find so many of these.

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Oct 16, 2011
Submitted on Nov 15, 2011

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