Our annual end-of-summer contest is here, come on down to the Dave's Garden County Fair!

CLOSED: Caterpillar

El Paso, TX

Hi. I found this small fellow inside of a cactus fruit.

Thumbnail by KelFrances
Minot, ND

I cannot be certain, but this might be a very young caterpillar of a moth in the family Pyralidae. There are at least 10 species in this family (Melitara sp. and Ozamia sp.) whose caterpillars will bore into cactus (primarily Opuntia sp. - prickly pears)...

Post a Reply to this Thread

Please or sign up to post.
BACK TO TOP