Monday, August 31, 2020

An Arrowhead on Arrowhead

This beautiful, papery thin and fragile white flower belongs to Sagittaria latifolia (Broadleaf Arrowhead), which I captured on my shoreline on ... Lake Arrowhead. I've tried to identify the caterpillar that is appreciating it, but haven't had any luck - I can see what looks like a row of brown arrows along its back. Is it an Arrowhead caterpillar on an Arrowhead plant on Lake Arrowhead?



Update: the caterpillar appears to be the larval stage of a Eupithecia moth, could be Eupithecia miserulata.


4 comments:

Shelley Burbank said...

Always wanted to know what an arrowhead flower looked like... very pretty little flower.

Shelley Burbank said...

It's interesting that the caterpillar has arrowhead markings on its body!

Deb said...

They're incredibly delicate. Love 'em.

Deb said...

I also thought the shape of the markings were incredibly interesting on that type of flower.