caterpillar

Asked June 19, 2017, 11:28 AM EDT

I found these in my vegetable garden on a small unidentified grayish blue fuzzy plant. Each in its separate web-like tent. I have never had a problem describing then finding a photo of an insect on Google until now. What is it? Destroy or save? Thanks!!!

Carroll County Maryland butterfly beneficial insect id american painted lady caterpillar

2 Responses

This is an exciting find and you should definitely save and protect it.
That is the caterpillar of the American Painted Lady butterfly.

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Thanks SO much!! Now I can find the images on Google.. That is definitely IT!! Growing a native garden is paying off. :)