American Lady Butterfly Caterpillar (Vanessa virginiensis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: American Lady Butterfly Caterpillar (Vanessa virginiensis)

Larval Host: Everlasting, a.k.a. Cudweed (Gamochaeta spp.)

Caterpillar builds a protective tent to hide during daylight hours. feeds at night.

Learn: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in823

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