Black caterpillar with bright red head and legs, and yellow spots (Azalea caterpillar)
two working in tandem
I was trimming my hedges (no idea what the plants are, sorry), late august, northwest florida, and saw a whole lot of these; I'm wondering what the heck they'll grow up to be.
Black and Orange Caterpillar (Western tent caterpillar)
Small with Hairs. Orange with Black spots/ stripes.
caterpillar (White-blotched Heterocampa moth caterpillar)
(Lead Hill AR USA)
Fell from a mulberry tree this morning--09/22/2010
Unusual color (reddish purple), about1-3/4" long.
green brown white-spotted caterpillar (American Lady butterfly caterpillar)
getting ready to pupate
One inch or so larvae with orange and white spots; several have been feeding on Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium since June in Adirondack region of New York.
red with black spikes caterpillar (Gulf fritillary caterpillar)
by G Sapp
(Orange Park, Florida)
This guy/gal is eating my passion fruit vine! do I relocate him? or does he need to 'go'?
Black Caterpillar with Yellow/Orange/Red Spots (Sphinx caterpillar)
The babies only have small yellow spots in contrast to their black body. As they grow bigger, the spots start to change to orange, then red, while white spots form along the entire length of their body. They primarily feed on balsam plants, very rarely would they eat other plants. They have really huge appetite (they can practically finish off the whole plant individually) when close to mature, so I constantly plant more balsams to keep their food source growing. I believe they turn into small orange moths but I'm not entirely sure?
Big green hairy caterpillar (Imperial moth caterpillar)
by Lynn Hughes
(Conshohocken, PA USA)
About 4 inches long, green like a tomato hornworm, but weirdly fuzzy. Photo shows correct color and features, I hope. Back end had strange gold and tan protuberances. At least, I think it's the back.
Yellow black caterpillar (Spotted tussock moth caterpillar)
by Mike Scalora
(Salt Lake City, UT)
Yellow, Back, White Spikes
I saw this at about 9000 ft in Broads Fork canyon in Utah near Salt Lake City
Brownish black with blue and yellow dots (Western Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar)
by Mandy Bagley
Found in Cub River, ID
My son found this little guy while we were up camping in Cub River, ID it is about 15 miles north of the UT border in Southeastern ID. He is very fasinating. It seems that he has eyes on top of his head which makes him look intelligent. He has sparse little hairs on the feet. On his back and sides he has yellow and blue dots that have a pattern to them. He was found on the forest floor in the middle of willow trees and maples. He has three sets of sharpe looking pinchers that he uses to climb up on branches. Then once on he sits back up like this. I would love to know what he is and what he will turn into. Thanks
large caterpillar with orange spike (white-lined sphinx moth caterpillar )
Large caterpillar with orange head, mostly black with some green, and tiny green spots. A very prominent orange spike on tail. Found on the ground, eating plantain leaves, in South Western Virginia. ( elevation, 2800' + )
Hairy Black and orange (Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar)
(San Diego, CA USA)
Hairy Black and Orange
Found on the stem of my climbing rose bush early September
Yellow caterpillar black stripe (Elm sawfly larva)
About 1" to1 1/2" smooth yellow caterpillar with black stripe down the back.Found in central Maine. Don't know what it was on. Have been looking at a lot of pics but haven't found a match.
Black Caterpillar (Noctuid moth caterpillar)
(North Port, FL, USA)
About 2 inches long - eating my basil plants on our lanai. Black with darker black spots w/yellow or whitish edges. Tried all sorts of identification guides and can't find it anywhere... In North Port, FL (SW FL)
Orange Caterpillar W. Black Stripe & Dots (Elm sawfly larva)
My brother found this caterpillar on the ground curled up in a ball. As you can see in the pictures, it has only 6 legs on itz underside. When we put a small piece of grass in front of it, the caterpillar grabbed it with itz 6 legs then used itz tail (like a monkey) to climb it. This is a very strange caterpillar...
orange Caterpillar (Luna moth caterpillar)
(Lead Hill AR USA)
Beautiful, almost translucent, caterpillar was crawling on a piece of driftwood on my patio.
Black & white caterpillar with yellow/orange legs (Dogwood sawfly)
Black & white caterpillar with yellow/orange legs. Found it crawling on some clothes that I had hanging on the clothes line, assuming it came down from a tree. There is no hair on this caterpillar.
black and yellow caterpiller (Black swallowtail caterpillar)
by George A. Zonders
This guy is eating my parsley. I'm guessing swallowtail? I have plenty of parsley so I'm not concerned, just want to know what I can do to protect it from predators?
Spikey green worm (Imperial moth caterpillar)
by S Smith
spikey green worm-1
Found in Adirondack foothills, northern New York, on woodland trail. About 3 inches long. A hard shell covered with protruding white spikes and long white hairs. Also covered with white spots, some rimmed with bright blue. Yellow/black finely polka-dotted head/tail; one end with horn-like pincers. Yellow legs.
hairy caterpillar (Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar)
(little rock, arkansas)
black body with red&yellow spots. Dense red and black hairs. about 50mm long
Yellow hairless caterpillar with white and black spots (Chain-dotted geometer caterpillar)
by Bradley Davis
(Alfred, New York)
Yellow hairless caterpillar with white and black spots
It is a yellow hairless caterpillar with white and black spots. It was found on a Sun Dew plant in a small bog, but it seemed lost : )
green and black caterpillar (White-lined Sphinx caterpillar)
about 3 inches long-green stripes with black on top and little orange dots on sides-one long orange "horn"
Green headed, banded caterpillar (Polyphemus Moth caterpillar)
We found this caterpillar crossing a trail towards the bottom of Mount Megunticook in Camden, Maine. It was quite large (approx 3-4 inches) and fat. We've searched for it on numerous web sites and can't seem to identify it. Can you help?
green caterpillar with red and black spots (White-lined Sphinx caterpillar)
it appears to have two little 'fangs' and a spiked tail, it's about 4 inches long and it was found in our dead grass by the mailbox
Large Green Caterpillar with white stripes(Carolina sphinx or Tobacco hornworm)
by Vickie Niesley
(Fullerton, ca )
Large Green Caterpillar
We found this Caterpillar on our tomato plant in Southern California today. It's approximately 3 inches long, with a horn on it's tail. It has white and black stripes.
Large gray catapiller with eyes (Tersa Sphinx moth caterpillar)
by Liz Johnson
(Plano, TX USA)
I have two of these guys on my Penta. They are 3" long. Brownish gray with great looking "eyes" on the head followed by smaller eyes down each side. I am in N. Texas. I am thinking they are some kind of moth, maybe??
yellowish orange caterpillar (Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar)
by David Lewis
2" long, yellowish orange with pink body. Thought a type of Hornworm, but have been unable to ID. Found on grass in north western Connecticut on Oct 8th 2010.
black, brown, white caterpillar (Black zigzag caterpillar)
by Mary Doll
(Athens, GA, USA)
I found this caterpillar on a trail in the North Carolina Appalachians (near Robbinsville). The closest match seems to be a satin moth caterpillar but their tufts of hair and pattern look slightly different, and I don't think they are found in the US (seem to be mostly in Europe). Help!
Orange caterpillar with black feelers(Gulf fritillary)
Many of these caterpillars are eating away on a Passion Plant.
We live in Sarasota FL.
I would really appreciate your help - I have tried finding information on my own and have failed.
Blessings to you - Jane
Bright Green Caterpillar (Copper Underwing moth caterpillar)
Bright Green Caterpillar w/ Horizontal Yellow Stripes
and Hollowed Black Spots (that look like 0's.)
Roughly 2, 2-1/2cm.
Found making it's way across the patio.
Black and Red-Orange Striped Caterpillar (Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar)
(Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, CA)
They also seem to have tiny white dots on their skin that are sometimes hard to see.
I found these little hairy, 1-2 inch, black and reddish-orange striped caterpillars within a large, dry area of free-growing weeds. They are quite fast and agile if they decide to flee instead of curl up.
I kept a few at home, and have been feeding them drought-resistant plants (for example, Catnip Mint, Yellow Honeysuckle), and occasionally I will trek back up my neighborhood in San Diego, CA, and take a couple of the weeds from where they were found. If I don't have enough time to do either (which often is the case), I feed them lettuce or citrus leaves. Is this diet OK for these caterpillars? What is the proper food to feed them? How long do they stay in their caterpillar form, and when will they become a chrysalis and butterfly? What species are they and what butterfly will they turn into?
I know I am asking a lot of questions, so thank you SO much Moni for what you can answer. For weeks, I have been searching all over the internet for a site to answer my questions, but your site is the best. Thank you SO much for taking the time to create this website and to answer everyone's questions, Moni!
Grayish Blue With a Reddish Brown Stripe (Western tent caterpillar)
(Las Vegas, NV)
My daughter found a bunch of these guys in all different sizes while hiking in the Redrock Mountains, just outside of Las Vegas, NV. There are alot of them populating the bushes with triangular shaped webs, sometimes ten or so webs on each bush. Can you tell us what they are and how we can take care of them. She brought some home with her and we dont want them to die. Thank You
Caterpillar feeding (Burns' buckmoth caterpillar)
by David Salter
(Desert Hot Springs, CA)
This bristly caterpillar was found feeding on an Indigo Bush in Death Valley National Park. It is quite distinctive and I am hoping it will be an easy ID.
Black Hairy Caterpillar with Yellow Spots Down Back (Silver Spotted Tiger Moth caterpillar)
(Pollock Pines, Ca)
I live in the western Slope of Sierra Nevada mountain range, in Pollock Pines. We are at about 4000 ft. For the last few weeks, I have seen these caterpillars everywhere. I didn't really see them when it snowed, but now that the sun is out again I see them just everywhere. I have tried seeing what kind they are but cannot locate them. I think they are a moth? I want to keep one in a cage until it changes so my 3 yr old can experience it, but not sure what they eat. We have tons of pines here, mostly cedar but other types as well. Any ideas?
3.5-4 inch green caterpillar (Ceanothus Silkmoth)
(Valley Center, Ca, USA)
This green caterpillar is about 3.5-4" long. Appears to have one set of legs at the end, 4 sets in the middle and another 2 sets up front (maybe?). Has 6 black/yellow balls (maybe eyes or sensors), and a little yellow pokey thing at its other end.
Black and white striped catapillar (Convict caterpillar)
1 3/4 -2",brown head and "false head", most of the black stripes have 3 white dots, found eating lily leaves
I have looked in my Florida butterfly/moth book and at pics on the internet with no luck. Thank you for your help.
yellow fluffy red head black feathers (White-marked Tussock Moth caterpillar)
(Hendersonville NC USA)
Alien Invader or what ?
yellow fluffy red head black feathers - what the heck is this?
Brown caterpillar with stripes (Achemon sphinx moth caterpillar)
Found on grapevines in Southeastern Arizona
Its kind like a worm (Spicebush swallowtail caterpillar)
by Loie Rexroad
(Hazard, Kentucky )
its Yellow and Black with big eyes and looks likes it smiling at you
Light blue caterpillar (Abbott's sphinx moth caterpillar)
(Toronto, Ontario, canada)
Light blue caterpillar with orange/red lump found on side of the wall.
Black Fuzzy Caterpillar with White Rings (Agreeable tiger moth caterpillar)
by Ethan Carlisle (age 9)
We found a black fuzzy caterpillar with white rings in Northern Virginia. He has a white dot on his back behind each ring. He was running across a forest walking path and is about 1 inch long. He looks like a Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar but his rings are white instead of red and he does not seem quite as fat. He runs very fast when scared instead of curling into a ball. He is the fastest caterpillar I have ever seen. Can you tell me what he is?
Greyish/Black Caterpillar (Buck moth caterpillar)
by Stephanie Davis
(Linden, VA, USA)
1. Grayish Black in color
2. What appears to be suction cups with hair like protrusions coming out in a fan like pattern from each suction cup.
3. Approximately 2-3 inches long.
4. Found in the woods on July 9, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in Linden, VA 22642. Caterpillar was on the leaf debris on the ground in the woods.
5. Area is quite rocky, located in the Shenandoah Mountains, Elevation 1400 feet.
6. Weather was sunny, it had recently rained and it was approximately 78 degrees.
7. I picked up the caterpillar and moved it to a large boulder to photograph it.
8. Trees common to the area are maples, oaks, locust, dogwood.
9. The "suction cups" and the hair like protrusions coming out from them resemble Sea Anemones.
Thank you so much!!!
Uknown Brown Caterpillar (Prominent caterpillar)
by Gina Larrow
Sorry the picture is not of my caterpillar on its host plant but I didn't come across it, it came across me! I was sitting beneath my Black Walnut tree when this little one fell on top of me. About 1 inch long when fully extended, he had 3 beautiful yellow dots and the dark brown squarish-spot. The two points were the tail end, the large rounded end was his (or her) head. Could not locate the species in my Wagner North America guide and have scoured several websites. Would love your help.
Black and yellow with red spots (Smartweed caterpillar)
by Elizabeth Woods email@example.com
(Lafayette, IN, US)
I found this guy on a sunflower leaf at the farmer's market. Was happily munching on the leaf but seems to like peaches (the fibrous part of the flesh) even more. The underbelly is black while the top and sides are yellow with black patterning. Each section has several nodes from which several white hairs grow. The two topmost nodes of each section are red. Has four hairs on the head that are longer than the rest.
Thanks, I can't wait to find more out about this guy!
Brown caterpillar with black spots (Noctuid armyworm or cutworm)
(Tampa Bay Area)
Brown caterpillar with black wedge-shaped spots
Brown caterpillar with black wedge-shaped spots on its back. Was found feeding on our avocado tree. Small black droppings all around and chewed leaves. Found just north of Tampa, FL.
Black/Red or Orange striped caterpillar (Gulf Fritillary )
by Kerry Johnson
Found 2 of these caterpillars on a passion flower vine in my backyard this morning. I live in Livermore, California (Northern CA). I have been seeing an orange/black butterfly fluttering around the passion flower vine for the last month or so. I thought it might be a Gulf Fritillary but not sure now. The caterpillars I have seen on several sites don't seem to look like the ones I have. Would love to know for sure. Thank you in advance for your ID Moni.
green caterpillar with sharp tail (Ash sphinx moth caterpillar )
by Bill Melcher
(Portland, ME, USA)
Green with diagonal slashes and a sharp, pointed tail. 3" long, fat and healthy. Would make a very nice meal for some lucky predator. Found moving across grass under white ash tree in backyard of Portland, ME around 11:30a on a hot July day.
Hairy caterpillar with thick white tufts (White-marked tussock caterpillar)
About 2 1/2 inches long, green with moderate hair and red/orange eyes, wandering around under beech trees in the nearby woods. At first, I thought it was a caterpillar being attacked with wasp eggs, but upon looking at the photo, I noticed that what appeared to be "eggs" were actually thick tufts of hair, almost like brushes.
Caterpillar eating crabapple leaves (Yellow-necked Caterpillar )
(Northampton County, PA, USA)
crabapple eating caterpillar
This caterpillar is eating my crabapple leaves. It has a dark body with greenish-yellow striping, a black head and orange neck collar. It turns upside when disturbed, showing its orange underside. What kind of caterpillar is it?
Web worms on the OUTSIDE of a Web?( Walnut Caterpillar)
by Gayle Alley
(Pleasant Hill, Missouri)
Each is approx 1 inch long with a black head and a maroon & white lobed body. A sticky web-like material was underneath this mass of writhing beauties hanging on the side of a tree.
yellow and black caterpiller (orange-tipped oakworm moth caterpillar)
I found hundreds of these along a trail in north-western Ohio. The one pictured is about 2 inches long, but there were some that were very small, only 3/4 of an inch or so.
grey and blue caterpillar (Achemon Sphinx caterpillar )
Friend or Foe in the Garden?
My dog found this little friend crawling on the deck this morning here in Parker, Colorado. We would like to know what type of caterpillar it is. Any suggestions? About 3" - 3 1/2" long, brown with dark brown spots on its back & white markings on its sides with a black spot in the white area that look a bit like an eye. Not fuzzy and about 3/4" in width.
caterpiller (Cinnabar moth caterpillar)
by Jody Picconi
Orange and Black banded caterpiller
I live along the salmon river in Otis, Oregon. orange and black bands... some hairs, 1 1/2" in length
Large green caterpillar with black and white horizontal stripe (Swallowtail caterpillar)
(South Jordan, Utah)
My son Dallin found this caterpillar on one of our ash trees. It is a large (about 3 inches) green caterpillar with a black and white horizontal stripe across the top part of it's body. It also has light blue dots all over it. Has two yellow "eyes" and "horns" that come out occasionally. Thought it was a hornworm, but doesn't look like the pictures I have seen.
red white and blue catarpillar (Brown hooded owlet moth caterpillar)
by Lettie Blackburn
(Cass County, Minnesota)
Found this patriotic red white and blue catarpillar munching on a golden rod.
caterpillar lg (Imperial moth caterpillar )
3 to 4 inches long fat brown hairless red spots and yellow spots prickly to touch what is it??
large pale green caterpillar eating my grape leaves (Achemon sphinx moth caterpillar)
(Fort Collins CO)
What's Eating Denice's Grape (leaves)?
5 inches long, 1/2 girth, flat 'face', no hairs or horns. Very very strong and able rear back and whips it's body forcefully. 6 white slanted bars on the side.
wispy yellow caterpiller (white-marked tussock caterpillar)
(Warren, Ohio )
While enjoying coffee 8/23/11 met a friend...
Blue, Yellow and Black Caterpillar with spike (White-lined sphinx caterpillar)
by Wendy Baty
(Trufant, MI USA)
Blue/grey caterpillar with yellow stripes and black spots. Orange head and a yellow and black spike on the tail. Found in West Michigan on August 21.
I'm not sure what kind of plant it is on.
Black 3" caterpiller (Galium sphinx caterpillar)
by Robin Treffry
(Cambridge, Ontario, Canada)
Found in Cambridge, Ontario. Late August. Laying on ground plants, seemingly doing nothing. Black with yellow spots, red face and red tail, approximately 3" inches long.
Bright green caterpillar (Sphinx caterpillar )
by Peggy E
(St. Paul, MN)
Green caterpillar in Northern MN
I saw this beautiful smooth-skinned caterpillar in the woods of Northern Minnesota during the first week of August. It was just crawling across a sunny spot of ground. The closest images I've found are of various Sphinx moths. The biggest difference being that this guy was very smooth - in most photos I've seen of Sphinx moth caterpillars they are bumpy-skinned. It is about 3 inches long and as big around as my pinkie finger.
Can anyone tell me what it is? Thanks!
lime green caterpillar (Polyphemus moth caterpillar)
by Kathy Opalinski
about 3 1/2 inches long climbing on a Hawthorne tree in Chicago area 8/11
Strange yellow caterpillar (White-marked tussock moth caterpillar)
(Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada)
Found in Southern Ontario near Lake Huron. None of us have seen anything like this before. Any help on identification - Moth??
Caterpillar: Yellow with Black and white Spots ( Genista Broom Moth caterpillar )
(Villa Park, IL USA)
When we discovered this caterpillar, he was already over 1 1/2 inches long. We found him on our False Indigo Plant - the caterpillar creates a web around its own personal feeding area.
pale yellow white caterpillar (Eumorpha caterpillar )
it's about as big as my little finger, sorry i forgot to include something in the picture for size reference. i found it in my driveway in cheyenne, wyoming. the one eye is on the rear end...i tried to get a side view but pic didn't turn out, it has white stripes on it underside. it seems to be somewhat hooded? i know i've never seen another so large and interesting! i hope you can help.
big brown caterpillar with white spots (Pandorus Sphinx caterpillar)
Found in the bottom of my pool, dead. 3 inches long brown with white spots.
large green caterpillar with colored spikes (Cecropia moth caterpillar)
by Susan C.
large green caterpillar with colored spikes
Insect is about 3 1/2 inches long. Has blue/yellow suction cup type feet. 4 orange spikes on top by head, 15 yellow spikes on top down to end, blue spikes down either side. Was found crawling on teak lawn chair in Vermont on August 27, 2011.
large green catapiler (Sphinx caterpillar)
by Mike M.
(Calgary, AB, Canada)
What is it?
Large fat green catapiler with spike on head
Yellow fuzzy 2" caterpillar (Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar)
by Stephanie Martinez
Yellow Fuzzy 2
This little guy was crawling around on the back patio bench and brushed up against the bottom of my foot. He is yellow, and quite fuzzy, with no color differentiation or markings. He was no bigger than 2 inches (my best guess). I live in Portland, Oregon and have never seen one like this.
A White,Black,Yellow w/Gold Spots Caterpillar (Black swallowtail caterpillar
© INFINITY ∞
I found this little caterpillar in one of my herb boxes in the garden today when I was watering. I had just watered the parsley when I noticed him and he rose up and appeared to have sprayed something out of his mouth I guess. I guess I made him mad, so I ran inside and got the camera and starting taking photos of him. The photo and this description is the best I can do. I would really like to know what this little guy is called. I thought I had him figured out, but then I noticed that when he got mad a different set of little yellow horns came out when he was spraying that liquid and that the photo I was looking at didn't have the gold spots. I appreciate your help in advance and I hope the photo gives you enough details to identify. Please note and keep in mind that he does have some water droplets on him before I noticed him. Thank you again for your kind help.
Black, White and Orange Furry Caterpillar (Milkweed tussock moth caterpillar)
About an inch in length, very long fur, had suction-cup like feet and a prominent orange ridge of fur on its back.
Brown Caterpillar with single horn (Hermit sphinx caterpillar)
(Asland, Ohio, USA)
Brown caterpillar with black dot at head. Single horn at rear. About 2+ inches in length. Found in Ohio on the ground.
Pink with white markings, 1.5 inch (Achemon Sphinx caterpillar)
1.5 inch, soft body. It was a pink color with white markings on both sides. There was a red colored circle on the "head" with a black "exclamation mark" inside. On the top it's mouth appeared to be shaped like a beak on the bottom like an ant eaters snout. It had eight appendages that stuck to or grasped pebbles. On the "tail" it what could have been tiny pinchers or something poking out (it was rounded, lighter pink, and a little slimy). The body had segments like a worm. When gently proded it moved side to side.
Green caterpillar eating tomatoes (Carolina sphinx or Tobacco hornworm)
Found eating tomatoes. Put it in kids' bug catcher and it ate an entire large cherry tomato and pood a LOT. I assume it's a moth?
Yellow and Fuzzy Caterpillar (Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar)
Fuzzy Yellow Catipillar
its yellow and fuzzy, no distinct markings or color other than that, while he was eating i caught a glimpse of its face, i thing there was a little orange but thats about it. it fits perfectly on the length of a rose petal so it isnt very big, im just wondering if itll turn into a butterfly cuz im gonna keep it, its so cute!
Pink Hairless Caterpillar with stripe & split tail (Mottled Prominent)
by Jen D
(Merriam, KS (Kansas City area))
Side length view
This is a reddish colored caterpillar with a lighter pink (or reddish)stripe lengthwise down the top center of it's back with what appears to be a split tail. It's approx. 1 inch in length. The bottom of the caterpillar is green in color. There look to be very small spots along the side of it towards the bottom.I have found several of these in the past 2 weeks in and around my garage. We have lived here 12 years & I have never seen them before.
Black caterpillar with yellow spots and black hairs (Paddle caterpillar)
Striking black and yellow caterpillar
Found this stunning guy on a rose bush leaf. It's about an inch long. I live in SW Oregon, in a forest. This caterpillar was in my garden which has a variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables. It's the only one I saw, and I've never seen one like it before.
chrysalis found in Maine ( Question Mark butterfly chrysali)
by Laurie Rountree
(Stockton Springs, ME)
It looks like the caterpillar had problems getting rid of the skin. The white areas are dots of clear liquid and seem to be where the prolegs were. Could this little guy have run into problems and died? Could this possible be an aphrodite frittilary? I've been seeing the butterflies all summer but never a caterpillar.
White fuzzy with black stripe and black face (Hickory tussock moth caterpillar)
(London Ontario Canada)
Not shy, this caterpillar has taken over my backyard located in southwestern Ontario. Have never seen it before. Has been spotted on ground, in trees and climbing walls. I back onto a large old growth forest below me in a ravine. These creatures appeared after excavating work and new soil was placed to combat erosion issues. Does it pose a threat to my forest made up of maples, oak and a variety of others?
Small Green Caterpillar-like Insectm(Crowned slug caterpillar)
(Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
This insect is about the size of a penny, 18 legs with fur / hairs on each leg, a light green colour, and was found in Ontario, Canada.
Yellow tufted caterpillar (Definite Tussock moth caterpillar)
by Betsy Baranski
(Rhode Island, USA)
Found on a picnic table in the mountains of Western Maine. Many trees around, at lakeside.
FLUFFY AND WHITE caterpillar (Tussock caterpillar)
by Lisa M. Johnson
Its about 1 inch long white with 6 bright redish orange spots and 2 black running down its back.sticky feet.
2" caterpillar (Ruddy Dagger moth caterpillar)
(Cuero, TX USA)
crawling on old pipe on ground
2 inch long caterpillar, light brown body with long white hairs and black spots along back with black hairs. Head is black with tan markings.
There are suddenly many of them crawling all over my house and anything near it.
Oak and pecan trees are in proximity of where I see most caterpillars.
We are located in rural DeWitt County, Texas.
Photo #1 it is crawling on old pipe on ground.
Photo #2 it is crawling on exterior door of house.
We are organic gardeners with many plants for butterflies and wild birds:-)
Yellow fuzzy caterpillar, black body, yellow spots (Rusty tussock moth caterpillar )
(Las Cruces, NM, USA)
This striking little guy was walking across our hotel parking lot when we visited Astoria, Oregon last year. I haven't been able to identify him.