Southern Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar
White-Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Fir Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Dasychira meridionalis
Dasychira tephra
Dasychira sp.
Halysidota tesselaris
Orgyia leucostigma
Orgyia detrita
Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Tussock Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
Subfamily Lymantriinae
Euchaetes egle
Euchaetes egle
Preparing for Chrysalis
   
Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Afflicted Dagger Moth Caterpillar
American Dagger Moth Catepillar
Yellow-haired Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Yellow-haired Dagger Moth Caterpillar(early instar)
First photo Acronicta sp.
Acronicta sp.  Two days later
Acronicta afflicta
Acronicta americana
Acronicta impleta
Acronicta impleta
Yellow-Haired Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Cottonwood Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Greater Oak Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Smeared Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Retarded Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Acronicta impleta
Acronicta longa
Acronicta lepusculina
Acronicta lobeliae
Acronicta oblinita
Acronicta retardata
Ruddy Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Possible Ruddy Dagger Moth Caterpillar(ready to pupate)
Dagger Moth Caterpillar
Dagger Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
Acronicta rubricoma
Acronicta rubricoma
Acronicta sp.
Acronicta sp.
   
Drexel's Datana Moth Caterpillar
Early Instar Drexel's Datana Moth Caterpillar
Late Instar Drexel's Datana Moth Caterpillar
Walnut Caterpillar Moth
Walnut Caterpillar Moth
Walnut Caterpillar Moth
Datana drexelii
Datana drexelii
Datana drexelii
Datana integerrima
Datana integerrima
Datana integerrima
Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Checkered-Fringe Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Checkered-Fringe Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Furcula sp.
Furcula sp.
Furcula or Cerura sp.
Furcula or Cerura sp.
Schizura ipomoeae
Schizura ipomoeae
Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Unicorn Moth Caterpillar
Saddled Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Saddled Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Oblique Heterocampa Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
Schizura unicornis
Schizura unicornis
Heterocampa guttivitta
Heterocampa guttivitta
Heterocampa obliqua
 
Double-lined Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Variable Oakleaf Moth Caterpillar
Lochmaeus sp. Ready to Pupate
White-headed Prominent Moth Caterpillar
Prominent Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
Lochmaeus bilineata
Lochmaeus manteo
Lochmaeus sp.
Symmerista albifrons
Symmerista sp.
 
Cross-lined Wave Moth Caterpillar
Cross-lined Wave Moth Caterpillar
Cross-lined Wave Moth Caterpillar
Pug Moth Caterpillar
Pug Moth Caterpillar
Curved Tooth Geometer Moth Caterpillar
Calothysanis amaturaria
Calothysanis amaturaria
Calothysanis amaturaria
Eupithecia sp.
Eupithecia sp.
Eutrapela demataria
Dotted Gray Moth Caterpillar
Woolly Gray Moth Caterpillar
Woolly Gray Moth Caterpillar
Geometrid Moth Caterpillar
Geometrid Caterpillar
Geometrid Moth Caterpillar
Glena cribrataria
Lycia ypsilon
Lycia ypsilon
Family Geometridae
Family Geometridae
Family Geometridae
Salt Marsh Moth Caterpillar
Salt Marsh Moth Caterpillar
Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth Caterpillar
Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar
Early Instar Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar
Fall Webworm Moth Caterpillar
Estigmene acrea
Estigmene acrea
Harrisina americana
Hypercompe scribonia
Hypercompe scribonia
Hyphantria cunea
Fall Webworm Moth Caterpillar
Tufted White Pine Moth Caterpillar
Agreeable Tiger Moth Caterpillar
Virginia Tiger Moth Caterpillar
Yellow Bear Caterpillar(Virginia Tiger Moth)
For Later Use
Hyphantria cunea
Panthea furcilla
Spilosoma congrua
Spilosoma virginica
Spilosoma virginica
 
Tiger Moth Caterpillar
Tiger Moth Caterpillar
Tiger Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Tribe Arctiini
Tribe Arctiini
Subfamily Arctiinae
     
Note: To determine the species, you would need to raise most of these to see what they turn in to. Only a few are readily identifiable.
Girlfriend Underwing Moth Caterpillar
Ilia Underwing Moth Caterpillar
Underwing Moth Caterpillar
Lunate Zale Moth Caterpillar
Catocala amica
Catocala ilia
Catocala illecta
Zale lunata
Need to raise
Need to raise
tbd
Need to raise
Need to raise
Need to raise
Need to raise
Need to raise
Need to raise
Zale or Underwing Moth Caterpillar
Catocala sp. Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Need to raise
Need to raise
Catocala sp.
     
Saddleback Caterpillar Moth
Saddleback Caterpillar Moth
Purple-Crested Slug Moth Caterpillar(Mildly Venomous)
Purple-Crested Slug Moth Caterpillar(Mildly Venomous)
Io Moth Caterpillar
Io Moth Caterpillar
Acharia stimulea
Acharia stimulea
Adoneta spinuloides
Adoneta spinuloides
Automeris io
Automeris io
IO Moth Caterpillar
IO Moth Caterpillar
Spiny Oak Slug Moth Caterpillar
Spiny Oak Slug Moth Caterpillar
Spiny Oak Slug Moth Caterpillar
Spiny Oak Slug Moth Caterpillar
Automeris io
Automeris io
Euclea sp.
Euclea sp.
Euclea sp.
Euclea sp.
Crowned Slug Caterpillar
Crowned Slug Caterpillar
Puss Caterpillar(Southern Flannel Moth Caterpillar)
Southern Flannel Moth Caterpillar
Southern Flannel Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
Isa textula
Isa textula
Megalopyge opercularis
Megalopyge opercularis
Megalopyge opercularis
 
Spun Glass Slug Moth Caterpillar
Spun Glass Slug Moth Caterpillar
Buck Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Isochaetes beutenmuelleri
Isochaetes beutenmuelleri
Hemileuca sp.
     
Cimbicid Sawfly
Elm Sawfly Larvae
Sawfly Larvae
Willow Sawfly Larvae
Red-headed Pine Sawfly
Sawfly Larvae
Abia sp. Sawfly Larvae
Cimbex americana
Macremphytus testaceus
Nematus calais
Neodiprion lecontei
Order Hymenoptera
Sawfly Larvae
Sawfly Larvae
Leaf Beetle Larvae
Cimbicid Sawfly Larvae
Sawfly Larvae
For Later Use
tbd Sawfly Larvae
tbd Sawfly Larvae
Trirhabda bacharidis
tbd Sawfly Larvae
Possible Sawfly Larvae
 
Prob. Syrphid Fly Larvae
Prob. Syrphid Fly Larvae
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Possible Syrphid Fly Larvae
Possible Syrphid Fly Larvae
       
Eight-spotted Forester Moth Caterpillar
Probable Buck Moth Caterpillar
Ragweed Flower Moth Caterpillar
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Caterpillar
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Caterpillar ready to pupate
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Caterpillar
Alypia octomaculata
Hemileuca or Chlosyne sp.
Schinia rivulosa
Agraulis vanillae
Agraulis vanillae
Agraulis vanillae
Red Admiral Butterfly Caterpillar based on Host Plant
American Lady Butterfly Caterpillar
Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly Caterpillar
Caterpillar
Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly Caterpillar newly hatched
Early Instar Common Buckeye Butterfly Caterpillar
Vanessa atalanta
Vanessa virginiensis
Chlosyne nycteis
Chlosyne or Hemileuca sp.
Chlosyne nycteis
Probable Junonia coenia
Common Buckeye Butterfly Caterpillar
Common Buckeye Butterfly Caterpillar
Question Mark Butterfly Caterpillar
Question Mark Butterfly Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
Junonia coenia
Junonia coenia
Polygonia interrogationis
Polygonia interrogationis
 
 
Pink-striped Oakworm Moth Caterpillar
Pink-striped Oakworm Moth Caterpillar
Rose Hooktip Moth Caterpillar
Early Instar Rose Hooktip Moth Caterpillar
Horned Spanworm Moth Caterpillar
Curve-lined Owlet Moth Caterpillar
Anisota virginiensis
Anisota virginiensis
Oreta rosea
Oreta rosea
Nematocampa resistaria
Phyprosopus callitrichoides
Probable Viceroy Butterfly Caterpillar
Probable Viceroy  Butterfly Caterpillar
Viceroy Butterfly Chrysalis
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar
Limenitis sp.
Limenitis sp.
Limenitis sp.
Danaus plexippus (early instar)
Danaus plexippus (later instar)
Danaus plexippus (start to pupate)
Common Spragueia Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Spragueia leo
         
Goatweed Leafwing Butterfly Caterpillar
Yellow Scallop Moth Caterpillar
Dot-lined White Moth Caterpillar
Probable Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly Caterpillar attacked by wasp.
Florida Fern Moth Caterpillar
Duskywing Butterfly Caterpillar
Anaea andria
Anomis erosa
Artace cribraria
Atlides halesus
Callopistria floridensis
Erynnis sp.
Early Instar Turbulent Phosphila Moth Caterpillar
Turbulent Phosphila Owlet Moth Caterpillar
Spotted Phosphila Moth Caterpillar
Red-Eyed Button Slug Moth Caterpillar
Intractable Quaker Moth Caterpillar
Large Necklace Moth Caterpillar
Phosphila turbulenta
Phosphila turbulenta
Phosphila miselioides
Heterogenea shurtleffi
Himella fidelis
Hypsoropha monilis
Goldenrod Flower Moth Caterpillar
Flower Moth Caterpillar
Eastern Tent Caterpillar (Moth)
Forest Tent Caterpillar (Moth)
Light Marathyssa Moth Caterpillar
Moonseed Moth Caterpillar
Schinia nundina
Schinia nundina
Malacosoma americanum
Malacosoma disstria
Marathyssa basalis
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
Geometrid Moth Caterpillar
Whie-dotted Groundling Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Epimecis sp.
Condica videns
 
 
 
 
Fall Webworm Moth Caterpillar
Fall Webworm Moth Caterpillar
Excellent Camouflaged Emerald Moth Caterpillar
Emerald Moth Caterpillar
Bagworm Moth Caterpillar
Pine needle snack at one in the morning, tbd
Hyphantria cunea
Hyphantria cunea
Synchlora sp.
Subfamily Geometrinae
Family Psychidae
tbd
Dagger Moth Caterpillar with Unknown Parasites
Thread-waisted Wasp Predator
Trumpet Vine Sphinx Moth Caterpillar with Parasitic Wasps
Schizura Moth Caterpillar with Unknown Parasites
Banded Sphinx & Braconid Wasp Pupae
For Later Use
Acronicta sp.
Eremnophila & Heterocampa
Paratrea plebeja
Schizura sp.
Eumorpha fasciatus & Wasps
 
Probable Braconid Wasp Parisitoid
Caterpillar Predator
Caterpillar Predator
Uknown Caterpillar with Parasites
For Later Use
For Later Use
Probable Braconid Wasp Parisitoid
Ammophila procera Wasp &
Heterocampa sp. Caterpillar
Ammophila procera Wasp &
Heterocampa sp. Caterpillar
tbd
   
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Tussock Moth Caterpillars
Dagger Moth Caterpillars
Prominent Moth Caterpillars
Inchworms, Loopers, & Spanworms
Zales (Tribe Omopterini) & Underwings (Genus Catocala) Moths
Venomous Caterpillars
Hairy & Tufted Caterpillars
Spiny Caterpillars
Caterpillars w/ Horns or Tails
Smooth or Granular Caterpillars
Various Caterpillars
Caterpillar Enemies
Various Larvae
Luna Moth Caterpillar
Luna Moth Caterpillar(early instar)
Luna Moth Caterpillar
Spotted Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar
Honey Locust Moth Caterpillar
Imperial Moth Caterpillar
Actias luna
Actias luna
Actias luna(ready to pupate)
Apatelodes torrefacta
Syssphinx bicolor(Sphingicampa)
Eacles imperialis
Early instar Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar
Early instar Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar
Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar
Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
Antheraea polyphemus(1st instar)
Antheraea polyphemus
Antheraea polyphemus
Antheraea polyphemus
   
Silkworm & Royal Moth Caterpillars
Walnut Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Pawpaw Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Pawpaw Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Banded Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Banded Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Baldcypress Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Amorpha junglandis
Dolba hyloeus
Dolba hyloeus (prob.)
Eumorpha fasciatus
Eumorpha fasciatus
Isoparce cupressi
Baldcypress Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Baldcypress Sphinx Moth Caterpillar Ready to Pupate
Baldcypress Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Modest Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
Isoparce cupressi
Isoparce cupressi
Isoparce cupressi
Pachysphinx modesta
 
 
Sphinx Moth Caterpillars
Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillars
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar, a little older.
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar, older still.
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar
Papilio glaucus
Papilio glaucus
Papilio troilus
Papilio troilus
Papilio troilus
Papilio troilus
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar
Palamedes Swallowtail Caterpillar
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Papilio troilus
Papilio palamedes
 
 
 
 
This one has been the problem in East Texas
for the past few years. It is the Forest Tent
Caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria. They
emerge and feed, lasting up to six weeks. It
takes about ten days for them to turn into a
moth.
There is suppose to be only one generation
per year. They prefer gum trees(Sweetgum).
But will feed on others, especially oaks.
CATERPILLARS of the Big Thicket in East Texas
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Armyworms (Genus Spodoptera)
Note: The similar markings on the various instars makes species identification difficult.
The two most common are the Southern Armyworm Moth(S. eridania) & the Fall Armyworm Moth(S. frugiperda).
Armyworm Moth Caterpillar
Armyworm Moth Caterpillar
Armyworm Moth Caterpillar
Armyworm Moth Caterpillar
Armyworm Moth Caterpillar
Armyworm Moth Caterpillar
Spodoptera sp.
Spodoptera sp.
Spodoptera sp.
Spodoptera sp.
Spodoptera sp.
Spodoptera sp.