Much cooler nights, shorter days, and foliage in a rapid state of senescence means the end of caterpillar season. It'll be a long cold winter with little or no prey for us caterpillar hunters. Following is a hodgepodge of caterpillars found in the last few weeks, mostly from Adams County, Ohio, but a few from elsewhere in the state. May they help tide you over during the sleet, snow, and blizzards to come.
Striking in its complexity is this very showy Honey Locust Moth caterpillar, Sphingicampa bicolor. John Howard has a prime honey locust tree on his property, and seems to find the cats on it every year. He was good enough to bring this specimen along on one of our field trips so that interested parties could photograph it. As is always the case, click on the photo to ENLARGE it.