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

Skiff Moth (Prolimacodes badia)


JPG-Photo of Skiff Moth

Shape unique with strongly humped dorsum, highest at fourth abdominal segment, smooth without stinging spines. Sides green, occasionally marked with white spots that resemble damaged or necrotic leaf tissue; dorsum highly variable from brown to green. Posterior drawn out to point. Food: cherries, oaks, and many other woody plants. Caterpillar: July to October; 1 generation in North.


Previous Section -- Saddleback Caterpillar
Return to Listing of Slug Caterpillars
Next Section -- Red-crossed Button Slug

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/prolbadi.htm
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Saturday, 02-Feb-2013 05:14:17 EST
Menlo Park, CA [caww54]