Caterpillar?

Asked October 22, 2018, 6:36 PM EDT

Can you identify this Caterpillar that was on our dog's outside bed last August? Is it an Asian Gypsy moth Caterpillar? Having a hard time attaching the picture. Not sure it went through.

Livingston County Michigan

1 Response

I think this is the "cherry dagger moth", Acronicta hasta. It is a species with quite a bit of variability in the appearance of the caterpillar. See
https://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9229