Silver-spotted Skipper Caterpillar
Silver-spotted Skippers begin life as a singly egg laid near a host tree. When they hatch, caterpillars must find their proper host.
Young caterpillars live in a folded leaf shelter. Older caterpillars live in a nest of leaves held together by silk.
The caterpillars hide all day and emerge at night to feed.
They eat the foliage of woody legumes, such as black locust (Robinia pseudacacia), honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) and false indigo (Amorpha sp.).