Sparganothis sulfureanaThis caterpillar was feeding on Tracy's Dewtrhead (Drosera tracyi).
Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillars make a "nest" inside leaves. This one is in a sassafras leaf.
This cute caterpillar has won two photo contests.
Papilio troilusThis female Spicebush Swallowtail is nectaring on Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum sp..
Papilio troilusMale Spicebush Swallowtails have a much more prominent color cast on the hind wings than females.
This caterpillar was wrapped in a sassafras leaf.
Spilosoma virginica This individual is feeding on False Foxglove (Agalinis sp.), but the species feeds on many plant species. The adult moth is the Virginia Tiger Moth.
Celastrina neglectaSummer and spring azures are practically indistinguishable. Since this was seen in August, I am making the assumption that it is a summer azure.
The 'Sweadner's' Juniper Hairstreak caterpillar blends in perfectly with the needles of the red cedar (Juniperus virginiana), its host plant.
Callophrys gryneus sweadneri
Synchlora aerataThis caterpillar covers itself with bits of plant material to camoufalge itself. The unassuming looper transforms into the lovely Wavy-lined Emerald Moth.
Synchlora aerataThe Camouflaged Looper caterpillar turns into this adult.
The caterpillar of the Polka Dot Wasp Moth can almost always be seen around Oleanders, one of its host plants; hence its other common name, Oleander Moth. This adult is nectaring on Flat-topped Goldenrod (Euthamia sp.)
Many butterfles put just a few eggs per plant. Hackberry Emperors however seem to favor the moth's strategy of "safetty in numbers."
Tawny Emperor caterpillars have thicker stripes than the similar Hackberry Emperor caterpillar.
Tegeticula sp. or Prodoxus sp.