One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Amy found this caterpillar and I have no idea what it is but I'll find out!
It looks an awful lot like a Sycamore Moth, Acronicta aceris, but that's an English caterpillar. Browsing through photos of various other members of the genus tends to confirm my suspicions that this guy/gal is an Acronicta, but I'm not an entomologist and so will wait for expert input.