Caterpillar ID

Asked September 15, 2016, 12:19 PM EDT

I found this caterpillar at our family cabin in St. Louis county this past Labor Day Weekend. I can't seem to find it online or in any books. What is it? Thanks, Tom

St. Louis County Minnesota

1 Response

That is a fingered dagger moth, Acronicta dactylina, See additional pictures, including one also from St. Louis County, at and Unfortunately, that cute caterpillar turns into an unremarkable moth.