Harvester

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.




Harvester (1.1–1.25") Rare: Jun & Aug Wet, bushy woods
trails
Mud puddles near
alders and beech
Larvae feed on
wooly aphids
Harvester

June 8, 2014
Rockburn Branch Park
Annette Allor

Harvester

June 16, 2014
Marriottsville PVSP
Jim Wilkinson

Harvester

August 9, 2016
Rockburn Branch Park
Kathy Litzinger

Harvester

August 14, 2015
Rockburn Branch Park
Annette Allor

Harvester

August 14, 2015
Rockburn Branch Park
Annette Allor

Harvester

June 16, 2014
Marriottsville PVSP
Jim Wilkinson

Aphids

September 6, 2015
Hollofield, PVSP
Linda Hunt

Harvester (caterpillar)

Aphids feeding
September 6, 2015
Hollofield, PVSP
Linda Hunt

Harvester (caterpillar)

Caterpillar feeding
September 21, 2013
Bonnie Ott

Harvester (caterpillar)

Caterpillar feeding
September 21, 2014
Kevin Heffernan

Harvester (caterpillar)

Female ovipositing
September 21, 2014
Grazina McClure

Harvester (caterpillar)

Female ovipositing
September 21, 2014
Kevin Heffernan



Evidence of breeding.

To view the video of the caterpillar,
click HERE.