Silvery Checkerspot Caterpillar - (Chlosyne nycteis)
The Silvery Checkerspot Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
black; spiky; yellow bottom; yellow line; yellow belly; orange side stripe; black head; thorns; prickles.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Silvery Checkerspot Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.