Garella nilotica – Black-olive Caterpillar Moth

Hodges # 8974

Caterpillar foods: many trees and shrubs – Prunus and Salix  are the ones that grow in our area (Bugguide)

Extremely variable in coloring and pattern.

Several other common names – Small Characoma (Beadle & Leckie),  Merchant Punkie and Bungee Caterpillar (Wagner).

David Wagner suggests that it was moved around the world by early sea travelers. (Wagner)


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on Bugguide