Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Body pale or black with distinctive vesture of long, silky white setae. Head black with yellow band between eyes (usually) or white with darkened band across the front. Rests in silken nest fashioned between 2 or more leaves. Food: beeches, birches, elms, oaks, and other broadleaf trees. Caterpillar: June to October; 2 or more generations in South, 1 or 2 in North .