CLOSED: Anyone have a caterpiller ID book?

Austin, TX(Zone 8a)

These are munching on my salvias, my water lilies, my Amazon Sword plant and one other pond plant that I can't think of the name of (it has big tasty leaves.) I'm going to have to relocate them or my plants will have no leaves left.

AnnMarie

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Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

The only one I could find in my book that looks like it is the acraea moth. The caterpillars are fuzzy like that but yours looks more black and these are actually brown. I found this link with good pictures to compare them too. http://thunder.sonic.net/~bigsnest/Pond/Lists/woolycat.html

Austin, TX(Zone 8a)

Thanks poppysue! These are definately black, but your guess helped me track down that it's a Giant Leopard moth (Ecpantheria scribonia.)

http://www3.pei.sympatico.ca/oehlkew/sescribo.htm

They don't appear to be picky eaters and I'll just move them around so nothing ends up completely leafless. The Texas A&M site said that host plants include weeds :)

AnnMarie

Crestview, FL(Zone 7b)

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