2021 February 8
Jeremy Tatum writes: The caterpillar season is back! This one is a very young (3 mm) Paraseptis adnixa (formerly known as Aseptis adnixa). This is one of the earliest caterpillars to be found in the year. It feeds on the leaves of Indian Plum Oemleria cerasiformis, which is the earliest of our local shrubs to come into leaf. At this time of year it is safe from the dangers of parasitoidal tachinid flies.
Paraseptis adnixa (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jeremy Tatum