Camouflaged Looper

When you learn more about plant species you are able to tell when something is different. While driving (slowly) I noticed something “odd” about this Spanish needle flower and sure enough there was something “odd”.

The Wavy-lined Looper, Camouflaged Looper, Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata)

 

Wavy-lined Looper, Camouflaged Looper, Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata) 2
Camouflaged Looper | February 28 | Alice Mary Herden

A very unique caterpillar indeed. These caterpillars collect pieces of flowers and/or plant material and use that to cover their backs (hence the name), which would be very cool to video. This is caterpillar for the Wavy-Lined Emerald Moth.

 


Links

https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Wavy-Lined-Emerald-Moth

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