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Purple Carrot-seed Moth Caterpillar - Depressaria depressana Greenish brown caterpillar with white dots. The larvae feed on plants in the parsley family, mainly on the flowers and unripe seeds. The slimy balls below the caterpillar are frass (poop). Depressaria depressana,Geotagged,Purple carrot-seed moth,Summer,United States,caterpillar,larva Click/tap to enlarge

Purple Carrot-seed Moth Caterpillar - Depressaria depressana

Greenish brown caterpillar with white dots. The larvae feed on plants in the parsley family, mainly on the flowers and unripe seeds. The slimy balls below the caterpillar are frass (poop).

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Blunt’s flat-body or purple carrot-seed moth is a moth of the Depressariidae family. It is found in most of Europe.

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

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Uploaded Jan 22, 2020. Captured Aug 23, 2019 08:17 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm