Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island--Jeremy B. Tatum



Oncocnemis dunbari


The caterpillar of this moth is quite remarkable in that, if disturbed, it will, with quite startling suddenness, leap two or three inches upwards, as if it were a coiled spring. I was quite astonished when I saw this performance. I found this one in July on the leaves of Ocean Spray, Holodiscus discolor. Only a few weeks were spent in the pupal state, the moth emerging in late August.

Go to next species
Go to previous species
Go to Table of Contents
Go to Index
Go to Title Page