USGS - science for a changing world

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

  Home About NPWRC Our Science Staff Employment Contacts Common Questions About the Site

Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Small Parasa (Parasa chloris)

JPG-Photo of Small Parasa

Brown, tan, or peach, strongly humped; dorsum flattened, nearly quadrate in cross-section; posterior end produced as tail. Dorsum with 3 anterior and 2 posterior tufts of stinging spines, these largest on hump. Abdominal venter edged with pink and white. Food: birches, elms, oaks, and many other trees and shrubs. Caterpillar: August to October, 1 generation.

Previous Section -- Pin-striped Slug
Return to Listing of Slug Caterpillars
Next Section -- Crowned Slug

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Saturday, 02-Feb-2013 05:13:56 EST
Sioux Falls, SD [sdww54]