Baptisia-Feeding Caterpillar

I found these genista caterpillars, Uresiphita reversals, feeding on some Baptisia in a small

Photo:S.D. Frank

landscape bed.  Dave Stephan in the PDIC said they can be important pests for commercial Baptisia growers but otherwise are not common pests.  They feed only on a few related plant species.  They have aposematic coloration and are really quite pretty. I had never seen them before. You can read everything you ever wanted to know about it in this publication.

S.D. Frank

Photo: S.D. Frank

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