Please help ID this caterpillar, I found about 10 of them in my pool. I have...

Asked August 31, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

Please help ID this caterpillar, I found about 10 of them in my pool. I have spent some time online trying to ID and was unsuccessful. Thanks.

Montgomery County Maryland insect identification caterpillar identification orange striped oakworm

1 Response

This is an orangestriped oakworm. Their numbers were very high this year and they did a lot of leaf-feeding, but it is so late in the growing season that it's almost never a problem and no control measures need be taken.
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