i found my cat trying to play w this lil friend and i was wondering what type of caterpillar/butterfly ( ??? ) it is?
This friend would be a type of cutworm moth (family Noctuidae). They curl up in little balls like this when they’re scared.
There are lots of these kinds of moths (over 2500 species just in North America!), so when I find these, I have to raise them to adulthood to identify them correctly.
Thanks for sharing!
September 13, 2018