Calico Paint Caterpillar - (Cucullia convexipennis)
The larvae of the Brown-hooded Owlet is quite flashy compared to its parents.
The Calico Paint Caterpillar becomes the and its adult counterpart is also known by the name(s) of: Brown-hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillar.
The Calico Paint Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
black; yellow; black head; yellow lines; yellow stripes; gray stripes on back; short yellow sides; black legs and feet.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Connecticut; Delaware; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Dakota; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Dakota; Vermont; Virginia; Wisconsin; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Calico Paint Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.