I spotted this Bean Leaf Roller Caterpillar last night & when I went back to locate it today I found it rolling leaves. Another insect considered a pest to those with a suburban garden that I’m excited to see on my property. 🐛♥🐛
The Long Tailed Skipper Butterfly’s larva is commonly known as the Bean Leaf Roller, Urbanus proteus (Linnaeus). It is especially common in home gardens. If bean leaves are rolled, or leaf edges look ragged, check for bean leaf roller larvae.
Range includes the southern United States and all of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and South America south to Argentina.
Larva feeds on legume crops such as cowpea, lima bean, pea, snap bean and soybean. It is also known from wisteria, Wisteria spp.; tick trefoil, Desmodium spp.; butterfly pea, Clitoria spp.; and hog peanut, Amphicarpa bracteata.
The larva pupates on the plant, within the shelter formed by the larva from leaf material. The pupa measures about 20 mm in length. The pupa is yellow to brown, and is covered by a bluish-white pubescence. Duration of the pupal stage is seven to 20 days. More - http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg/bean/bean_leafroller.htm