Wrapped in a protective leaf, the Basswood Leafroller caterpillar increases its chances of survival.
Image Credit: Alex -icycatelf- Bowen
The Basswood Leafroller is typically 0.9 inches to 1.4 inches (25mm to 38mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: white, brown, yellow, spots on top, dark on bottom, flying.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Basswood Leafroller. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Basswood Leafroller may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America