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Asteroid Caterpillar (yellow)

Cucullia asteroides

Description:

Hardy caterpillar has been seen almost everyday on the same small aster flowers since Nov. 4, 2011. Very active as seen in the photos. Approx. 2 inches completely stretched out.. Very rare yellow. (Goldenrod Hooded Owlet Moth caterpillar)

Habitat:

Meadow in the Poconos

Notes:

Measurement shown approx. 1 3/4 inch See also more photos, November 4th sighting

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7 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 6 years ago

Another lovely caterpillar!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Great spot Carol!

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 7 years ago

Wonderful series!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Beautiful caterpillar and great shots

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

I love this caterpillar. I can't find another yellow asteroid anywhere thru internet searches. It was still there today in all the rain. Likes to pose for the camera. A real show off. HA!

textless
textless 7 years ago

So cute and yellow!

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Fantastic photos!

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.60

Spotted on Nov 14, 2011
Submitted on Nov 16, 2011

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