Interesting Caterpillar Found: Curve-lined Owlet

I discovered this interesting caterpillar while doing yard work last summer. It was on a smilax plant (also called a greenbrier). I love the tendril-like projections on the curve-lined owlet (Phyprosopus callitrichoides). The neatest part is when they hold on with their anterior prolegs and dangle like a dead leaf. (see bottom photo)

Photo taken in June.

Photos taken one week later.

2 thoughts on “Interesting Caterpillar Found: Curve-lined Owlet

  1. Carmen

    That is so cool! When I first loaded the page it was kind of cropped and I thought that was a picture of an oak leaf! I can see how that is some good camouflage!

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