This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Newberry, Florida Wewahitchka, Florida Cary, Illinois Divernon, Illinois Overland Park, Kansas Benton, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Coushatta, Louisiana East Falmouth, Massachusetts Waltham, Massachusetts Grand Haven, Michigan Cole Camp, Missouri Bay Shore, New York Craryville, New York Kure Beach, North Carolina Barberton, Ohio Canton, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Laflin, Pennsylvania Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania Whitehall, Pennsylvania Summerville, South Carolina Plano, Texas Boydton, Virginia North Shore, Virginia
On Jul 10, 2008, mgarr from Hanover Twp., PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Now I know what has been eating my Virginia Creeper foliage. They are easy to take a photo of because they don't like to fly in the daylight hours. They are quit large. The one I posted was 4 1/2" wide.
On Jul 20, 2011, creekwalker from Benton County, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:
This caterpillar was found eating poison ivy! He had eaten almost all of the leaves off of a vine we've been having trouble getting rid of, that keeps growing on a cedar tree. Next to the poison ivy is some virginia creeper too, however, this caterpillar was eating the poison ivy leaves and not the virginia creeper. We thought that was pretty unusual.