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Veiled Ear Moth Caterpillar - Loscopia velata Green caterpillar with white markings and stripes. It had 2 black triangular markings on its head capsule.<br />
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Spotted in a rural garden.<br />
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 Spotted in a rural garden. <br />
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 Spotted in a rural garden. <br />
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Spotted in a rural garden. <br />
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Veiled Ear Moth Caterpillar - Loscopia velata

Green caterpillar with white markings and stripes. It had 2 black triangular markings on its head capsule.

Spotted in a rural garden.

Veiled Ear Moth Caterpillar - Loscopia velata Green caterpillar with white markings and stripes. It had 2 black triangular markings on its head capsule.<br />
<br />
 Spotted in a rural garden. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62507/unknown_caterpillar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62509/unknown_caterpillar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62508/unknown_caterpillar.html<br />
 Geotagged,Loscopia velata,Spring,United States,caterpillar,loscopia,veiled ear moth caterpillar

Veiled Ear Moth Caterpillar - Loscopia velata Green caterpillar with white markings and stripes. It had 2 black triangular markings on its head capsule.<br />
<br />
 Spotted in a rural garden. <br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62507/unknown_caterpillar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62510/unknown_caterpillar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62508/unknown_caterpillar.html<br />
 Geotagged,Loscopia velata,Spring,United States,caterpillar

Veiled Ear Moth Caterpillar - Loscopia velata Green caterpillar with white markings and stripes. It had 2 black triangular markings on its head capsule.<br />
<br />
Spotted in a rural garden. <br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62509/unknown_caterpillar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62510/unknown_caterpillar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62507/unknown_caterpillar.html<br />
 Geotagged,Loscopia velata,Spring,United States,caterpillar

    comments (14)

  1. Orthosia sp.?
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/4863/bgimage?from=0
    Posted one year ago
    1. Looks close to Orthosia hibisci, but I dunno... Posted one year ago
      1. That does look super close - the part I can't seem to find a match for is the dark triangular marks on the head capsule. Posted one year ago
        1. That's where I kind of puttered out too. :) Looks like a match to that genus otherwise! Posted one year ago
          1. Agree :) Posted one year ago
        2. Black mask is mysterious, can't find anything similar either. Beautiful though! Posted one year ago
          1. I need to tag my entomology professor (a renowned lepidopterist) on her facebook post. Maybe he won't mind me bugging him for a lep ID?
            Posted one year ago
            1. He won't mind, go for it ;) Posted one year ago
  2. Loscopia velata?
    http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9454
    Just a guess :)
    Posted one year ago
    1. YES :)

      Thanks so much!
      Posted one year ago
  3. Fantastic shot, great clarity and sharpness where it counts!! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Stephen! Posted one year ago
  4. They have amazing faces, don't they? Nice close up :-) Posted one year ago
    1. They definitely do! Thanks :D Posted one year ago

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''Loscopia velata'', the veiled ear moth, is a species of cutworm or dart moth in the family Noctuidae. It is found in North America.

The MONA or Hodges number for ''Loscopia velata'' is 9454.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 6, 2018. Captured Jun 10, 2018 11:42 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm