January 26, 2012

Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America

My same friend Susan who brought us the critically acclaimed Omega Institute in Your Pants, 2010 edition today supplied the following list, from the book Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America by David L. Wagner, Dale F. Schweitzer, J. Bolling Sullivan, and Richard C. Reardon:

Sordid Snout
The Herald
Feeble Grass Moth
Dead-wood Borer
The Betrothed
The Little Wife
Serene Underwing
The Consort
Dejected Underwing
Inconsolable Underwing
Tearful Underwing
Sad Underwing
The Penitent
Sappho Underwing
Youthful Underwing
Darling Underwing
The Sweetheart
Joined Underwing
Semirelict Underwing
Once-Married Underwing
Girlfriend Underwing
Connubial Underwing
Delilah Underwing
Steely Underwing
Wonderful Underwing
Sweet Underwing
Indomitable Melipotis
Merry Melipotis
False Heather Drasteria
Confused Zale
Once-charred Punkie
Blurry-patched Nola
Beautiful Looper
Sandstorm Tumbler
Tricolored Angel
The Laugher
Fingered Dagger
Fragile Dagger
Splendid Dagger
Afflicted Dagger
Hesitant Dagger
Night-Wandering Dagger
The Hebrew
Cadbury’s Mystique
Cherry Agate
Overlooked Paint
Asteroid Paint
Scribbled Sallow
Turbulent Phosphila
Boreal Sprawler
Shivering Pinion
Sloping Sallow
Roadside Sallow
Straw-eyed Tentmaker
Tawny Tentmaker
Smoky Tentmaker
Adorable Sallow
Subdued Quaker
Cunning Woodling
Stormy Arches
Explicit Groundcat
Disparaged Groundcat
Cynical Groundcat


  1. Deron Bauman on January 26th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    The Underwings really get to me.

  2. India on January 26th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Oh, you smoky tentmaker…

  3. Deron Bauman on January 26th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Turbulent Phosphila.

  4. Sheila Ryan on January 26th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I misread Beautiful Looper as Beautiful Loper.

  5. Michael Grant Smith on January 26th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    The girls I dated.

  6. India on January 26th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Oh, dear.

  7. Erica Braverman on January 26th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I thought Cadbury’s mystique referred to a limited edition chocolate. The Cynical groundcat was my dad’s favorite pet. Crystal (named after the movie The Dark Crystal) lived to be 23 years old.