@stormleap submitted:

@stormleap submitted:

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.

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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