|The Poplar Tentmaker Moth, Clostera inclusa. Also called the Angle-lined Prominent|
I decided to keep my eyes on eggs and see what would develop.
In another week the eggs looked like this...
|Eggs of the Poplar Tentmaker, Clostera inclusa|
This leaf shelter was constructed of a uniquely folded leaf, with the second leaf pulled over for some extra room.
|Leaf shelter of the Polar Tentmaker|
|Larvae of the Poplar Tentmaker, Clostera inclusa, hiding in their leaf shelter|
I believe these two photos were taken at about 5:15am.
I must have just caught those snacking caterpillars, because at that time, some of them were already headed back to camp.
I was thrilled to see such a unique looking moth as the Poplar Tentmaker, and even more thrilled to have its larvae camping in a leaf shelter contraption here in my backyard.