Saucrobotys futilalis larvae
Group of Saucrobotys futilalis larvae feeding on Clasping Dogbane (Apocynum sibiricum). They have formed a nest by tying the leaves of the plant together with silk. The larvae leave the nest at dusk and travel singly or in small groups to feed on the leaves The larvae continue to feed until dawn. Same group as those below but now eight days older:
''Saucrobotys futilalis'', the dogbane saucrobotys moth, is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Lederer in 1863. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from the north-east to British Columbia and south to Texas and California.
The length of the forewings is 14–16 mm. Adults are powdery tan to orange, with a faint paler pattern. Adults are on wing from May to July.
The larvae feed on ''Apocynum'' and ''Asclepias'' species . They create silken.. more