Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria – Blackberry Looper

Hodges # 7071

Caterpillar foods: blackberry fruit and petals of composite flowers  (Bugguide)

Very common here

7/23/2010

 

5/11/2012

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria 5-11-12 1

 

7/27/2012

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria 7-27-12 1

 

7/28/2011

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria 7-28-11 1

 

8/27/2011  This is – I’m pretty sure – a Blackberry Looper caterpillar.  I tried to rear it, but lost it before winter came, and it never reappeared.  It was eating the flowers of Field Thistle – Cirsium discolor.

8-26-11 caterpillar 1

 

8-27-11 caterpillar 1

 

8-27-11 caterpillar 2

 

8-28-11 caterpillar

 

6/6/2012  Color has faded from green to beige

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria 6-6-12 1