Subject: caterpillar id?
Geographic location of the bug: oakland california
Time: 07:17 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: my red buckwheat in the oakland hills has these small caterpillars on them. Any idea what they are?
How you want your letter signed: Alex
This is the Caterpillar of a Gossamer Winged Butterfly in the family Lycaenidae, but we are not certain of the species. It might be one of the Hairstreaks like this BugGuide image of a Gray Hairstreak Caterpillar on Buckwheat, or it might be one of the Blues, like this BugGuide image of a Square Spotted Blue Caterpillar also on BuckWheat.
Thank you for the ID!