Latest Caterpillars Articles

Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar

In general, Pipevine swallowtail caterpillars are not thought of as pests. In fact, some people plant Pipevines in their yard for the sole purpose of attracting the Pipevine swallowtail butterflies that these caterpillars eventually become.

Hickory Tussock Moth

The hickory tussock moth begins its life as a white caterpillar. It is not a fully white caterpillar, however, as it has an attractive design of black tufts along the middle of the back, with black spots down the sides of its body and a black head.

Asp Caterpillar

With a mop of luxuriant hair, the Asp caterpillar may look like nothing more than a harmless, cute, furry bug, but don't be fooled this caterpillar packs a wallop.

Puss Caterpillar

Caterpillars are a common sight in many gardens and yards during the warmer months and these can have a destructive impact on your well tended greenery. There are many typical varieties including white caterpillars and green clover worm although an unusual looking species to be sure is the puss caterpillar.

Saddleback Caterpillar

The saddleback caterpillar is not just a very colorful creature that feeds on your plants and trees, Saddleback caterpillars can actually be harmful to humans.

Luna Moths

Luna moths are nocturnal insects that you may find flitting around a light outside. These creatures may be confused with other more common moths, but this species of moth is actually not harmful.

Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Banded woolly bears are the larvae of the Isabella tiger moth. It is fuzzy and harmless, unlike other hairy varieties.

Hickory Horned Devil

The hickory horned devil is an unusual-looking caterpillar with green coloration and spikes that resemble horns all over its body. No need to worry, though. This caterpillar is relatively harmless to humans.

Monarch Caterpillar

Unlike many damaging caterpillars, the Monarch caterpillar's diet consists almost entirely of milkweed leaves, so they will not pose a threat to your garden or yard.

Caterpillar Sting

Caterpillars are brightly colored or camouflaged to protect themselves from their predators. Some caterpillars have hairs or spines that are loaded with poisons that will give you a painful sting if you touch them. Resist the urge. I have been stung myself and it is no fun.