Emerald Moth Caterpillar (Synchlora spp.)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Emerald Moth Caterpillar (Synchlora spp.)

These looper caterpillars cover themselves with plant debris as a disguise. I did a double-take thinking that the flower was walking.

Larval host: They use various composites…in my yard that would be Spanish Needles (Bidens alba) (shown)

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/8002

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  1. Loret, once this summer I also spotted one of these cool critters! It is just amazing how Mother Nature equips her “children” with the smarts to do such things!

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