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

Early Zanclognatha (Polypogon cruralis)


JPG-Photo of Early Zanclognatha

Yellowish tan or brown with pink cast, abdomen thickened, and each segment with transverse creasing. Head rough with mottling and brownish spots. Body with network of reddish patterning. There are more than 10 other eastern zanclognathas of which this species may be representative. Food: dead leaves, lichens, and other organic matter. Caterpillar: overwinters, thus nearly year-round; 2 generations in South, 1 in North.


Previous Section -- Glossy Black Idia
Return to Listing of Cutworms
Next Section -- Spruce Harlequin

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/insects/cateast/polycrur.htm
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Saturday, 02-Feb-2013 05:14:09 EST
Sioux Falls, SD [sdww55]