Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Saddled Prominent
Heterocampa guttivitta

Observation date: August 03, 2022
Date notes: Wednesday August 3, 2022.
Submitted by: tarrah0103
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I saw this caterpillar outside today (it's 86 degrees with a lot of humidity) being carried by a funny looking wasp across the ground. I grabbed a cup and was able to trap the wasp carrying the caterpillar. After a few minutes I picked up the cup and the wasp flew away, but it left the caterpillar behind. I'm unsure at the moment if the caterpillar is dead or just paralyzed by the wasp. Still looking into that.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: August 04, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, Washington County