Copper Underwing Caterpillar Amphipyra pyramidea

Copper Underwing caterpillar
Copper Underwing caterpillar
The caterpillar of the Copper Underwing moth is large and green although the adult moth is brown.
Copper Underwing caterpillar
Copper Underwing caterpillar
Copper Underwing caterpillar
It has small yellow spots all over and a white and yellow line along the sides.
Copper Underwing caterpillar The teeth
Copper Underwing caterpillar
Copper Underwing caterpillar cocoon
The caterpillar makes a cocoon of leaves to protect its vulnerability (and/or modesty). The leaves later fall to the ground.
Copper Underwing caterpillar
Copper Underwing caterpillar
Copper Underwing caterpillar
The pupa starts off bright, jelly green but soon turns light, then dark, brown. The caterpillar's cast off skin is seen at the end of the pupa.