I believe I may have found an American Dagger Moth in the caterpillar stage on July 24, 2010 in a region of South Eastern PA. I belive it to be a female as the yellow is a darker shade than most of the pictures I have seen.
Our family found two American Dagger Moth caterpillars in Berks County, PA. Hopefully we can have them overwinter in our butterfly cage.
Our family has also found an American Dagger moth caterpillar in Westmoreland County, PA. Looking for more info on it.
found two specimens today (Sept 19, 2010) near Rush Point, MN 55080
Found this furry guy on my porch in Ct
We found a caterpillar that resembles what everyone indicates as an american dagger moth. We setup a habitat for it, and the day after we awoke to it being in a cocoon. Now our questions is - how long does it stay in a cocoon before hatching?
Felix Sperling (2011-08-31)
It will probably stay in a cocoon all winter, then will hatch in the late spring. If you look at the adult seasonal distribution histogram, you''ll see that the adults fly starting in May. So you could put the pupa outside for the winter, under natural conditions (perhaps in a jar in the garden) because if you leave it indoors it will probably dry out.
chloe berger (2011-09-21)
Chloe my 4 year old found what looks like a american dagger caterpillar. It is yellow fuzzy with the black longer hairs. Anyway what should we feed this guy its getting cold Sept 21st New Berlin, WI we have many Maples ready to shed leaves??? Isn''t it a little late to be a caterpillar?
I found the yellow caterpillar running on my shirt last Sunday. Place: Hooglanderveen, The Netherlands!!!! It for sure is not endemic in my country.
Lily and Josie (2015-08-16)
Found American Dagger Moth caterpillar in West Philadelphia, 8.16.15.
Hoping to hatch in the spring
We found one today at lunch, south shore of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Put in a small habitat, already a cocoon by 21:30. Placing in garden tomorrow, or if we keep it indoors, how do we avoid it drying out?
Jan Shadick (2016-09-24)
Found one in Saskatoon, September, 2016.
Comments are published according to our submission guidelines. The EH Strickland Entomological Museum does not necessarily endorse the views expressed.