A Ruddy Dagger Moth Caterpillar found near Bryan’s Slough in the Great Trinity Forest, Dallas, Texas.

Observations Details

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date Oct 13, 2012
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Roaming
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Larva
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Ruddy Dagger Moth Observation Location

3 Replies to “Ruddy Dagger Moth – Yellow Fuzzy”

  1. Great job with the ID. I wondered what that was. Supposedly according to the farmer’s almanac you can judge impending winter harshness by certain caterpillar species behavior. Heard the same thing about rain storms and wooly bear caterpillars

  2. I have observed one of these but am unable to add it to the project. What name did you use for it? Ruddy Dagger Moth seems not to work.

    1. Sometimes iNaturalist is picky about common names. In those cases I will usually Google the common name I know and see if there is a matching scientific name. iNaturalist should recognize the scientific name no problem… Here’s the sci name for the Ruddy Dagger Moth: Acronicta rubricoma. Give that a try!

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