Fingered Dagger Moth Caterpillar
|(5th instar larva)|
I found this little guy walking through my rock garden.
Listed as uncommon but widely spread,
the Dagger Finger Moth,
as pictured below,
is found in deciduous and mixed wood forests
in all of the U.S. and S. Canada.
Larva feed on willow, alder, birch, poplar and hawthorn,
overwintering as a pupa in leaves or debris.