Red Admiral Butterfly Caterpillar - (Vanessa atalanta)
Red Admiral Butterfly Caterpillars give away their location by folding leaves and securing them with their silk.
The Red Admiral Butterfly Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
black; yellow; white; spiky; thorn; orange base spots; black branching spikes; yellow side dots.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico.
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Red Admiral Butterfly Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.