Catepillar-yellow and black (American lady butterfly caterpillar)
(Barkhamsted, CT, USA)
I have about 5 on these on my licorce plant. They are eating away at it.
green catepillar ( Rose sawfly larva)
(London, Ontario, Canada)
green catepillar on rose bushes
I have this small, soft, green catepillar that eats circles in the leaves of my rose bushes (only my rose bushes) and nibbles on the new buds. This insect curles up when not eating. I hand pick them off but what else can I do?
black , white , with orange head (Zebra caterpillar)
by Zachary Boudreaux
(ville platte , La)
the caterpillar is about 2 - 2 1/2 inch long with black and white body and green underneth with a reddish head found on a wild weed grass in my ditch.
blue spikey caterpillar with orange spots and legs (Cloak butterfly larva)
by Bill Duval
(Woonsocket , Rhode Island)
2"-2.5" long Dark blue and black with a single row of orange spots along the back & orange legs. Covered with barbed spikes and fine white hairs. I have lived in Rhode Island for 48 years and this is the first time I have ever seen this type of caterpillar. There seems to be aprox. 75 to 100 on one bush in a fairly wooded area , none of the surounding trees or bushes seem to have any.
Angora Caterpillar (Butternut woollyworm)
Unbelievable; soft greenish worm wearing a fluffy white coat. Eats, shoots and leaves ....oh no, that's a panda.
I think it likes black walnut.
Weird caterpiller (Scarab Grub)
by Amanda Day
(Patterson, CA, United States)
We found 4 of these insects buried in dirt. They have the head of a giant ant, the body of a caterpiller, 6 legs and pinchers on their heads and antenne. They curl into a ball.
Moth or Giant catapillar with lime green wings (Luna Moth)
White fat body, brown stripes, large lime green lettuce looking wings.
Big Green with Orange Headdress (Hickory Horned Devil)
by Carol Harrison
About 4 inches long. Southeast Georgia (about 30 miles west of Brunswick). Photo from 10/17. Crawling up a tree.
Big fat green caterpillar with orange spots (Polyphemus Moth caterpillar)
I found this in South Carolina in the grass beneath an oak tree in late October.
It's about 4 inches long, with faint whiskers sparsely spread throughout the body....
yellow fuzzy caterpillar (Banded or Pale Tussock moth caterpillar )
I brought in my hibiscus to overwinter and brought in a furry little friend at the same time. Will be turn into a butterfly or moth?
1 inch green caterpillar (Looper Caterpillar)
by Kimberlee K.
(Las Vegas, NV, US)
1 in. green caterpillars and cocoons
I thought these were Hornworms infesting my garden again, but these were making a cocoon and are only an inch or smaller. I found them among my tomatoes, on the leaves and stems. Also found one in the basil, but its right near the tomato. There are 5 in the picture, 2 larvae and 3 cocoons... I live in Las Vegas NV and its Oct, in the 80's in the day and 60's at night. I found them during a regular inspection watering. Thank you for your time. I tried looking on the web for an id, but all I found were the hornworms.
Orange caterpillar with black and yellow stripes
by Ruth and Simon
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
We found an orange, furry caterpillar with black and yellow stripes running along the length of its body. It was in our green bean plants, on the ground this morning. It has a black head (two spots that are eyes maybe and a black mouth.
green-hairless-golden stripe (Mottled Prominent moth caterpillar)
by Rebecca Johnson
(Birdsboro, PA, USA)
about 1.5" long, green, hairless, red-golden stripe down back, split tail
orange head , black and white catapillar (Zebra caterpillar))
by Zachary Boudreaux
(ville platte , LA)
piucture of the haed
Here is another picture of the caterpillar , I do have some oak trees nearby. I also have a soybean feild near my home
orange fuzzy caterpillar (Salt marsh caterpillar)
Found on a sunny wooden fence next to mixed gardens at a Harvest Festival in Southern Rhode Island in October.
Fuzzy white caterpillar (Lappet moth caterpillar)
Fuzzy white caterpillar
Found at the base of an oak tree on some monkey grass, but it was not eating. It was about 2-1/2 inches long, and even the feet were tufted. I live in western Kentucky, near the town of Murray. And, by the way, I don't consider most insects pests--I'm just naturally curious and could not find this in my field guide. Thanks for any help.
orange caterpillar with black ends (Spotted Tussock Moth caterpillar)
by for Richard
What Will I become??
Thia caterpiller is yellow, fuzzy and has black bands at the head & tail
furry yellow caterpillar (Tussock moth caterpillar )
by Rory Verbrugge
(Fermoy, Cork, Ireland)
yellow furry caterpillar
black headed yellow larve (Argid sawfly larva)
by Sue Perry
(LaFargeville, NY, USA)
What are the larve doing partying on my oak tree? What are they and will they hurt the tree?
Caterpillar (Spurge Hawkmoth caterpillar)
by Shirley Tuttosi
This showed up on my Cyprus Spurge this fall. late September, in Regina Saskatchewan.
brown caterpillar (Canadian Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar)
I found this outside and Im not sure what it is. Could you help me? It has yellow things that come out of its head too.
brown striped caterpillar (Fig Sphinx caterpillar)
by Linda Olson
I don't know if you do this anymore but I have a caterpillar that I need identified. I don't know if it will hurt my plants/garden. Can you please tell me what it is and what it eats, etc.?
It is orange on top and aquamarine color on the bottom. It is large - about 3" long and 1/2" around and there is a small horn on the rear. See attached pictures.
We live in Cocoa, Florida. The caterpillar was brought into our porch by our cats.
Pink fuzzy caterpillar (Lycaenid butterfly caterpillar)
(San Diego, Ca)
Hello. We found this pretty pink caterpillar on our sidewalk today in San Diego, CA. It's about 3/4 of an inch long and has a short fuzz, almost like velvet. The only foilage near him was grass.
green body with red stripe and yellow dots (Spurge Hawkmoth caterpillar)
by Larissa Holbrook
We found this in a parking lot in southwestern MT. We think it is some sort of cut worm. 3 to 4 inches long. Mostly green body with a darker red stripe down the back and fainter red stripes down sides of the body. Yellowish dots banding the body. 1/4 inch spike on the back towards the end that is red with a black tip.
four inch orange caterpillar (Pandorus sphinx moth caterpillar)
giant orange caterpillar
At least four inches long and 5/8 inches in diameter, this orange caterpillar was found September 6, 2009 crawling along a log step towards a steep and weedy gully in granite rock, on the bank of the St. Lawrence River at Brockville. This caterpillar is strong and muscular, and leaps back onto its four pairs of "feet" if turned over. Has a marking like a single "eye" on its rear end, and five white splotches with dark centres on each side of its body. We have ten pictures altogether, including shots of the head end which is covered with little freckles as though it had been sprinkled with black pepper.
Large Green Caterpillar with Diagonal Stripes (Achemon Sphinx caterpillar)
by Justin Tremblay
(Regina, SK, Canada)
Large Green Caterpillar
A large fat green caterpillar with a yellow with black dot spot on the back. Diagonal yellow stripes on side with brown spot. Also seems to have a red/purplish skin coloring on the along the top that is darker towards the front end. Any ideas what type of moth this is?
big green caterpillar (Imperial moth caterpillar)
by meria salizar
(elwood, ks, usa)
it is very big and ugly. it eats grass.
Green caterpillar spiky (Hickory horned devil caterpillar)
It's green has a very hard outer shell. It is about 4 inches long. It appears to have black spike-like stingers on its back. It has about 16 legs. When I found it, it was crawling in the grass and leaves.
All Black Woolly Caterpillar (Tiger Moth Caterpillar)
All Black Caterpillar
I found this caterpillar in a garage on the concrete floor in Port O'Connor, Texas which is on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Fluffy white caterpillar with red feet (Spotted Apatelodes)
by Yvonne Werner
(Bridgman, Michigan, Berrien)
white furry caterpillar, red feet, white head, black belly
Black Body, orange back and front with balck and white fuzz (Ranchman's tiger moth caterpillar)
It was found on a camp ground sitting on a dry pile of cow dung. In Blackfoot Idaho.
It has a black body with the front and back portions Brownish Orange. Cartepillar has fuzzy black and white hair and your skin feels like it is being stung when it is placed on your palm. We found them in a pair and my 6yr old had to bring it home to watch it form a cacoon.
orange with long black hair (Oleander caterpillar)
(WEST PALM BEACH, FL)
can you tell me what kind of caterpillar this is and what does it turn in to?
Tiny Orange-Red Pincher Worm (Beetle larva)
(Nashua , NH USA)
Was sitting on the couch and felt it on my neck.
.2 inches (yes 2 tenths of an inch I have a picture of it on a ruler that measures hundreths of an inch) Flatish oval black head, six legs, loks like it has 67 dots on it;s back and a pincher on it's tail. It curls up when "threatened" and only crawls, no jumping or squirming. Ugly too ..ick. What is it?
Have picture of it on a ruler on request as well as another closeup.
green with black spike at read end (Sphinx caterpillar)
not very big and doesnt move very fast
Black Spikey & Orange Stripes (Giant Leopard moth caterpillar)
Spikey Black Insect
It curls into a ball when startled, has orange stripes you can only see when it curls up, and its spikes seem to be in clusters, but plentiful. It was found in Central Florida on our deck. The feces seem to be awfully large compared to the insect's body...
We removed it from the deck for fear it would be poisonous to our dogs, but want to release it if it is not poisonous.
Doug says we may need to get a bit better focused shot of this but I'm going to let Moni try it anyway. If you have a problem M - let me know.
yellow caterpillar (Spicebush swallowtail caterpillar)
around 2inches long. black spots like eyes seen in orange county ny
by R L
hairy orange caterpillar. found in the rainforest of bolivia.
Fuzzy Caterpillar (Banded tussock caterpillar)
(Valdosta, GA, USA)
Saw this brown fuzzy caterpillar with black and white "spikes" on my moms car in South Georgia. Found a couple that look similar, but not exact. Just wondering what the pretty little thing is called
Greenish caterpillar (Tolype moth caterpillar)
by Roger Hutch
Found in Mentor, OH 44060 this last summer. I have been unable to ID it through various other sites with ID guides.
Big Yellow Creature (Spicebush swallowtail prepupa)
I found this creature outside on my porch screen. As you can tell from the picture, it is a bright yellow with grayish spots (about 40 of them) and big black eyes. On the underside of the bug it seems to have a suction (no noticable legs).
White fuzzy caterpillar (Salt Marsh Moth Caterpillar)
I found this caterpillar in my yard on some weed and felt it too pretty to kill so I put it in a large jar and fed it dandelion leaves. It has now formed a cocoon. I would like to know what it is because I don't want to let it out if it is of the type that will devour fruit trees, destroy the neighborhood landscaping or a forest.
White caterpillars curled up (Sawfly larva)
White worms that glow in dim light. Voracious feeders, reduce a green-leafed Spicebush to twigs in days. Crawl out of their suits when they get too big for their britches, leave them hanging. Curl and drop when bothered. Yellow fellow is a newcomer. Thanks to anyone who helps identify them.
peach caterpillar butt lights up (Firefly beetle larva)
(St. Louis, MO)
It has 6 legs, peach in color, the body feels like a soft catapillar, its head has a shell (that flairs open when on its back as it tries to flip over) it looks like its made up of different platlets on its back but soft to the touch, when we found it, its butt (for lack of better term) was glowing like a lightning bug.
Caterpillar (Pandora moth caterpillar)
Green with red spiked tail and golden-brown colored spots on its side
reddish-brown spiked caterpillar (Red Admiral caterpillar)
(Markdale, Ontario, Canada)
I only saw one of these among a mass of black and yellow caterpillars that were pretty much finished munching an entire patch of stinging nettles. A beautiful red/brown colour with nasty looking spikes.
large shiny green caterpiller (Olive green cutworm)
(stockton, ca, usa)
about 1 1/2" long, pencil width, 4 pr of prolegs, skin smooth and hairless, off white broken line down mid dorsal line with rows of thin, black slashes runnin the length of the caterpiller on each side.
Red caterpillar with black hair (Tiger moth caterpillar)
Hairy red caterpillar with red feet and short black hair. Decimating a hibiscus plant in Texas.
Black caterpillar with yellow dashes on side ( Red Admiral butterfly caterpillar)
(Markdale, Ontario, Canada)
Little spikes all over a black body that has yellow dashes on it's sides. These are all over a big patch of stinging nettles that they've decimated.
3 inch brown mottled caterpillar (giant swallowtail caterpillar)
by Melanie Allen
(Land O Lakes, FL)
looks like frog feces
I thought this was a frog dropping-but it moved. It's head come out and it's quite alarming. We found 2 others-considerably smaller-on the Rue plant near my pond in Florida. Is it good or bad?
black and yellow caterpillar
black and yellow spikey caterpillar
large brown caterpillar with green spots (Imperial moth caterpillar)
4 inch caterpillar on my crepe myrtle bush. brown with yellow spots and both ends have yellow thing that look like eyes
Huge green caterpillar (Black swallowtail larva)
by Carol David
The caterpillar that ate California
Huge bright shiny green caterpillar with black stripes and orange dots, stubby little legs. Found on parsley plant.
my locust tree has worms (Mimosa webworm)
this worms is blackish and yellow stripes. it rolls up inside a small web on the leaves turning the leaves brown. It has eaten so many leaves, I tried a systemic feed but it didn't work. I applied the systemic in mid july when I noticed that it was getting more infested. what are they, how do I get rid of them?? Thank you. Faye