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Moth Caterpillars

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. Bradley Millar

  1. Saddleback Caterpillar

    Acharia stimulea
    This caterpillar has stinging hairs that are to be avoided.

  2. Long-winged Dagger Moth Caterpillar

    Acronicta longa

  3. Triton Dagger Moth Caterpillar

    Acronicta tritona

  4. Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar

    Antheraea polyphemus

  5. Spotted Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar

    Apatelodes torrefacta

  6. Spotted Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar

    Apatelodes torrefacta
    The color of the Spotted Apatelodes Moth caterpillar can range from white to bright yellow. Note the bright red prolegs.

  7. Spotted Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar

    Apatelodes torrefacta
    The bright red prolegs are a quick giveaway that this is a Spotted Apatelodes moth caterpillar.

  8. Io Moth Caterpillar

    Automeris io
    This is a beautiful caterpillar, but those who have experienced the stinging hairs of this caterpillar will tell you to avoid touching it.

  9. Promethea Silkmoth Caterpillar

    Callosamia promethea

  10. Catalpa Worm

    Ceratomia catalpae

    Although called a worm, it really is the caterpillar stage of the Catalpa Sphinx Moth.

  11. Blackberry Looper

    Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria

  12. Hickory Horn Devil Caterpillar

    Citheronia regalis

  13. Hickory Horn Devil Caterpillar

    Citheronia regalis
    The adult moth is known as the Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth.

  14. Azalea Sphinx Moth Caterpillar

    Darapsa choerilus

  15. Azalea Caterpillars

    Datana major
    A pest of azaleas, these caterpillars become moths known as Major Datana.

  16. Post-burn Datana Caterpillar

    Datana ranaeceps

  17. Imperial Moth Caterpillar

    Eacles imperialis

  18. Spiny Oak Slug Moth Caterpillar

    Euclea delphinii

  19. Pitcherplant Moth Caterpillar

    Exyra sp.

  20. Pitcherplant Moth Caterpillar

    Exyra sp.
    The Pitcherplant Moth caterpillar is found inside pitcherplants. This one is in the flower of the yellow pitcherplant (Sarracenia flava).

  21. Geometrid Caterpillar

    GEOMETRIDAE Family
    This caterpillar perfectly matches a branchlet of a tree.