Similar to its black and orange cousin (the orange striped oak worm), the pink striped oak worm is a leaf munching creep of trees in the oak family.  It too emerges in late summer to feed on the leaves of trees, just to fall and bury itself in the soil until adults emerge the following season.

Pink striped oak worms don’t seem to be as common as the orange striped oak worm in the Charlotte Metro area, so it’s always neat to spot one.