A Caterpillar for the Lichen

There is a group of moths known as underwings. At rest, the forewings which are usually brown or grayish in color, cover the hindwings. The hindwing is much more colorful, often yellow, red, orange, or pink. The name underwing comes from the fact that the hindwings, which are the more colorful of the two pair of wings of these moths are hidden under the forewings. The caterpillar in the photo above is an Ilia Underwing (Catocala Ilia). Ilia was aRead more