Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1185738

Milkweed Tussock Moth or Milkweed Tiger Moth
Euchaetes egle

Observation date: September 06, 2018
Submitted by: Bwood
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: These caterpillars stripped one ofmy milkweed I had planted in my garden for Monarch caterpillars and are working on other milkweed plants. I am so glad I had already taken several caterpillar eggs off of the milkweed 2 days ago. I have never seen these before and there were several of them. I don't particularly like what they have done. Is there a way to prevent them from doing this.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: September 06, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Cass County, United States, Indiana