Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth
Parasa indetermina (Boisduval, 1832)


Family: Limacodidae
Subfamily:
Identification: Similar to Smaller Parasa, but larger. Outer edge of green patch on forewing more rounded. Look for dark brown patch in lighter brown outer margin. Hindwing yellowish with narrow brown border.
Wing Span: 2.3-3 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Apple, dogwood, hickory, maples, oaks, poplars, and rose bushes.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: New York to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL