This time both in one post.
This Dogwood Sawfly larva-Macremphytus tarsatus was wandering about on the tarp while I was splitting firewood. I was almost as excited as I was with the snake. Different day though. We do have a dogwood, two actually…one white and one pink…but I’ve never found one on either tree. These are a Northeast species.
Fall Webworm moth larva-Hyphantria cunea. These were quite abundant in the yard this summer. Although they do a pretty good job of skeletonizing leaves, in this case my New York Ironweed-Vernonia noveboracensis, the plant generally fares just fine and ours is still putting out blooms
The flowers are still blooming and the plant is taller than I am and doing quite well. In the past I have found these on our blueberry bushes but they are not host specific and feed on over 100 species of trees and shrubs.