Unknown catipillar

Asked July 11, 2018, 9:34 AM EDT

We have an unknown catipillar in our pollination garden. There are 100s of these on the milk weed plants. Should we be concerned? What should we do? Thank you. Erv Sauer

Stearns County Minnesota

1 Response

Hello and thank you for contacting AaE for help.

There's no need to be concerned. They're milkweed tussock moths (Euchaetes egle). It is a native. Because you have a large number of them on your plant, there may not be much left if any monarch eggs are around and have yet to hatch. Here is more information about tussock moths.

i hope this information helps.