American Dagger Caterpillar
This cute little caterpillar (Acronicta americana) was looking for a spot to spin a cocoon. When it emerges it will be an American dagger moth. Click HERE to see a photo of the moth.
When we put the caterpillar back down on our porch, it headed toward the steps, took one good long look, and turned around. It wanted to go UP not down so cossed the porch to climb up the side of the house. It's up there somewhere waiting for spring!
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