Wisconsin Native Caterpillars
Brown Elfin Caterpillar
Genus-Species: Callaphrys augustinus
Description: Yellow green with pale yellow
dashes and a yellow lateral stripe.
Chrysalis: Brown and pellet-shaped.
Host Plants: Members of the heath family (Ericaceae),
including sugar huckleberry (Vaccinium vacillans) and Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum). Many
other plants including madrone (Arbutus) and dodder (Cuscuta).
Habitat: Mixed conifer woods, barrens, bogs,
sandy coasts, chaparral.
Comments: The Brown Elfin caterpillar is yellow-green
with pale yellow dashes and a yellow lateral stripe.