Monday, July 06, 2015

Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth (Parasa indetermina - 4699)


Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth
Parasa indetermina

Caterpillar Hosts: Apple, dogwood, hickory, maples, oaks, poplars, and rose bushes. Range: New York to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas. And, yes, the caterpillars are very attractive and do sting.  (BAMONA)

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3 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Awesome closeup of the moth! Great capture!

Lisa Greenbow said...

What a furry little beast. I have not seen one of these before.

Marvin said...

They are not common here. I do not see one every year. (Some moths I see night after night for weeks at a time.) And, I've never seen one of their caterpillars.