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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 2 years ago
    1. Looks close to Orthosia hibisci, but I dunno... Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago
        1. That's where I kind of puttered out too. :) Looks like a match to that genus otherwise! Posted 2 years ago
          1. Agree :) Posted 2 years ago
        2. Black mask is mysterious, can't find anything similar either. Beautiful though! Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago
            1. He won't mind, go for it ;) Posted 2 years ago
  2. Loscopia velata?
    http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9454
    Just a guess :)
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. YES :)

      Thanks so much!
      Posted 2 years ago
  3. Fantastic shot, great clarity and sharpness where it counts!! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Stephen! Posted 2 years ago
  4. They have amazing faces, don't they? Nice close up :-) Posted 2 years ago
    1. They definitely do! Thanks :D Posted 2 years 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