Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 24, 2016: Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar

The Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar is a moth (Milkweed Tussock Moth) in the Erebidae Family (Subfamily Arctiinae).  It feeds on milkweeds and dogbanes (both found at the Park) and can be found from southern Canada down to Texas and southeast to Florida.  Like most species in this family, it acquires a chemical defense (cardiac glycosides) from its host plants. 8/12/16 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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