Friday, June 19, 2015

Salt Marsh Caterpillar

"Salt Marsh Caterpillar" by Alton N. Sparks, Jr., University of Georgia, Bugwood.org - This image is Image Number 1327039 at Insect Images, a source for entomological images operated by The Bugwood Network at the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service.. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 us via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salt_Marsh_Caterpillar.jpg#/media/File:Salt_Marsh_Caterpillar.jpg

About This Insect

Scientific Name: Estigmene acrea
Food: cabbage, walnuts, apple, pea, clover, potato, and many other plants
What does it turn into?  See it here
Does it sting? No. Some people are sensitive to the caterpillar's hairs.
Will it destroy my garden? No, although this is a very common species and can appear in numbers at times.




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