On 10/16/2012, this caterpillar was found on my moth sheet.Â It was fed with several species of Smartweed (Polygonum spp.).
On 11/3/2012Â it wrapped itself up in leaves and pupated.
11/27/2012Â Â The adult eclosed much earlier than expected.Â I kept the pupa in a cold part of my basement but obviously it wasn’t cold enough to keep it from eclosing early.Â Since I wasn’t expecting to see the adult until next spring, I wasn’t paying close attention so I’m not sure when the adult showed up but by the worn look of it, it was at least a day or 2 before I found it on 11/27.
Edited by Marcie O’Connor