Caterpillar ID?

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PostT.C. on 11/19/2016, 12:45 am

Hi, does anyone know what species of moth this is. It was snowing when i found it. I assume it just hatched from an egg recently before it got so cold here. Can I keep it and will it begin to eat now that it is in the warm house and grow in size? I as well have to know what species it is so I know if I have the resources to feed it since everything will be covered with snow soon, Currently it has some nice green dandelion leaves, grass, and clover. Very Happy




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Postnatureguy on 11/22/2016, 8:52 am

Pretty small T.C. I would think it is a giant Leopard moth in it's early stages though. I don't think the red stripes would show until it is in it's later stages?
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Postmothman27 on 11/22/2016, 9:06 am

I agree. They overwinter as caterpillars so it should live. They do eat dandelion so keep that in with it. How big is it?
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PostT.C. on 11/22/2016, 9:23 am

Hi, about's a little over quarter of an inch. It has grown some since I got it too, which I included in the measurements there. Wink

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