green caterpillar

I found a small fluffy caterpillar that was green with a yellow head and tail with a black line going along both sides .
I found a yellow-ish green caterpillar, with yellow and black spots, and the fuzz coming off of it is thin, long strands.
I found a green caterpillar looked like the Tomato hornworm but its spike was blue with black spots.
I found a really fuzzy, yellow caterpillar with a shiny black head, in southern Alberta, just trying to get through our lawn in our back yard.
Some are green, some are yellow, some are red, some are black, some have stripes, some have marks, some have spots, some have horns, some have thorns! Caterpillars are vastly different from each other – there is no way to even distinguish a butterfly larva from a moth larva.
I found a caterpillar that is all black with yellow check marks on its body.
I found what I think us a caterpillar… It has very short back legs and it is brown on top, with a distinguished black vein running down back…it also has a pinkish colored "belly".
Please tell me im freaking out over this… i caught 2 caterpillars same species i dont know what species though.. they have a black body purpulish black head and yellow stripes.
I found a black caterpillar with two yellow stripes.
I’ve found a caterpillar with a light green body and a blackish-brownish bony cap on it’s head.
These caterpillars are less than 2 inches long, and are found in birch, oak, willow, and lime trees.
I found a caterpillar that has 6-8 yellow legs I think, dark brown/black all over the rest of its body, and is about an inch long.
The caterpillar we found was black fuzzy and it’s body was red.
I have a caterpillar, its green w/ black stripe near the legs running all the way down its body, it also has a destinct black oval head.
I found a tiny caterpillar that looked like a role of fluff about 4 m/m long, it was semi transparent with little black dots inside it.
I found what appears to be a black fuzzy caterpillar with dark red spots on its back.

i found 1 fox caterpillar 2 emperor caterpillars 2 broom caterpillars 1 black and white one i don’t know what it is and 1 green one i found in a different place it is soo small with literally nothing on it so I don’t know if its maybe a common garden caterpillar if such a thing exists they range in size the fox one is massive and is probs about and i doubt i am over exaggerating here 3 inches maybe 2 and a half and the two emperor ones are slightly smaller at about an inch and a half each the rest are really small tbh.
Yesterday I found a caterpillar that was about two inches long,lime green in colour with two small green horns at one end and four spots that were meant to look like eyes,two are larger and two are smaller,one of each on each side at one end someone please help to identify it I was surprised to see it as it is now the eleventh of October.thank you.
Green Caterpillar Identification Caterpillars of a vast variety are found in nature.

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Debbie 08-Sep-2012 14:47We have just found a caterpillar on a Bhudlia bush – lime green, as thick as an adult finger,approx 2 inches long, light purple & white slash style markings on side of body with yellow dots at base of each slash and a yellow/cream horn with a black outline & tip on the back end.
Guest 16-Apr-2012 23:13My daughters and I found a semi-hairy gray caterpillar with red and yellow spots, black tail, and red feet.
Mike Savage 15-Aug-2012 13:15i live in New Hampshire and on a Hibiscus leaf I saw a caterpillar with red looking eyes, two black antennae, yellow bulbs on it’s upper back, wide white furry hair that tappers down about halfway down it’s back and becomes very white with a black stripe down the middle and it has a brown tail with a black tip.
Julie 28-May-2011 15:15I found a caterpillar that is sort of a brownish gray, it has black and white dots down its sides and one long white stripe down its back.

Random Cool Fact: Eastern tiger swallowtails butterflies, and many other butterfly species, are often seen congregating at puddles on dirt roads.
Ecology: Caterpillars eat plants in the carrot family – look for them in the garden on dill, parsley, and fennel; in the wild, check out Queen Anne’s lace and poison parsnip.
Wagner’s Caterpillars of Eastern North America – an exceptional field guide – and Butterflies of the East Coast; An Observer’s Guide, by Rick Cech and Guy Tudor.
To answer these questions, we enlisted the help of photographer Gerry Lemmo and compiled photos of some of the most common caterpillars, and their subsequent butterflies or moths, that you’ll find in the Northeast.
Random Cool Fact: The migration story wasn’t cool enough for you? OK, how about the fact that caterpillars sequester cardiac glycosides (i.e., poison) from the milkweed leaves they eat, concentrate it, and carry it forward into their chrysalis and adult stages.
As any third-grader will tell you, Lepidoptera – the order of insects that includes butterflies and caterpillars – represent peak evolution in the cool-animal department.
Random Cool Fact: Mourning cloaks are our longest-lived butterfly – some individuals survive a whole year.
Random Cool Fact: Like other “brush-footed” butterflies in the family Nymphalidae, American ladies have taste receptors on their feet that let them sample the flavor of a plant just by walking on it.
Random Sad Fact: Native silk moths are all in decline – collateral damage in our war against the gypsy moth.
Random Cool Fact: Moth and butterfly wings are covered in thousands of wing scales, essentially flattened versions of insect hair.
Random Cool Fact: Caterpillars have retractable horns that emerge from a slit just behind their head when they’re alarmed.
It’s no coincidence, then, that Hollywood filmmakers make hay here in the light version of human metamorphosis – the streetwalker-gone-good motif – and the dark side – the soul of great beauty who, like a butterfly, just can’t bring him- or herself to fly straight.
Description: Look for these tiger-striped caterpillars on milkweed; the orange butterfly features a classic black-vein and white-dot pattern.
Cecropias seem especially hard hit – in one Massachusetts study, 81 percent of lab-raised caterpillars that were released into the wild were parasitized by this exotic fly.
Description: Sci-fi-looking caterpillars are frosted green and covered in shiny yellow, orange, and blue knobs.
Description: The woolly bear is a fuzzy, orange and black caterpillar that becomes a dull, yellow to orange moth with a fat, furry thorax and a small head.
The butterfly pictured here is a female – males have less of that shimmering blue coloration and a more extensive yellow band.

At Hilton Pond Center, we avoid the latter and encourage the growth of hickory, walnut, and persimmon trees, so we like to think we’re doing our part to make sure the fascinating Luna Moth caterpillar and its showy adult form can be found here for generations to come.
Found across eastern North America, the Luna Moth (left) is in the Saturniidae, the family that includes Giant Silkworm Moths; these are large moths with wingspans of up to almost 6", but the 5" Luna Moth appears even larger because of long tails on its hindwings.

Identify that cool caterpillar you just found with the help of this guide! Is your caterpillar rare? Does it sting? (see my Stinging Caterpillars lens here) What does it eat? What does it turn into? Here you will find photographs and descriptions of caterpillars of North America.
Hey! Today i found a caterpillar in my driveway it is orange on the front white in the middle andthen again orange on the rear end it has black rings covering it’s body I cannot find a match on the internet Help.
The cecropia caterpillar feeds on oak, willow, and maple, among other trees and bushes, and can be found wandering around in late summer as it looks for a place to spin its tough, brown cocoon.
Last year I found a Polyphemus Moth caterpillar on one of my cherry trees and lthought I had identified it in one of my field guides, so was glad to see from your lens that I had identified it correctly.
The black swallowtail caterpillar eats the leaves of carrots and other Umbelliferae species, which are not thought to be as toxic as the milkweed, and is likely not protected at all.

Jay 18-Sep-2012 12:41thanks for the great pixs, in my yard we found a large caterpillar, 4" long, 1/2" dia, very dark in color (maybe dark green or black)I thought maybe Lunar Moth but, none of your pictures match, we lost site of it and really want to know what it could have been, can you or someone help us.
Guest 03-Sep-2013 23:49i found a small green caterpillar with white hair and black spots.
My grandson and I found an unusual caterpillar in our back yard, (NC) and it looks almost identical to the spiny oak slug, except, ours is a translucent white color, with black dots in the squares on the back, and small circle sections on the sides.

Upon receiving a comment that this was a Luna Moth Caterpillar and not a Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar, we are amending our original identification.
Yellow lines cross the larva’s back near the back end of each segment (compare Polyphemus moth caterpillars, which have yellow lines crossing at spiracles).
The Luna Caterpillar is picture and described on BugGuide as “Larva lime-green with pink spots and weak subspiracular stripe on abdomen.
You can tell by the absence of the verticle yellow “stripes” that run through the spiracles of polyphemus larvae, not luna.
This is a luna moth larva (Actias luna) not a polyphemus.

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Using an ultraviolet light source of 375 nm and viewed behind a blue-blocking filter (yellow or amber filter), a tomato hornworm fluoresces in bright green while a tomato leaf appears deep red/amber.[citation needed] This sharp color contrast helps gardeners locate tomato hornworms at night.
This confusion arises because caterpillars of both species feed on the foliage of various plants from the family Solanaceae, so either species can be found on tobacco or tomato leaves, and the plant on which the caterpillar is found does not indicate its species.
The larvae of these species can be distinguished by their lateral markings: tomato hornworms have seven V-shaped markings while tobacco hornworms have seven diagonal lines.[2] Furthermore, the caterpillars can be distinguished from the larval stage onwards by the color of the horns on their back ends: M.
Tomato hornworms are known to eat various plants from the family Solanaceae, commonly feeding on tomato, eggplant, pepper, tobacco, moonflowers and potato.

You may have walked out to your garden today and asked “what are the big green caterpillars eating my tomato plants?!?!” These odd caterpillars are tomato hornworms (also known as tobacco hornworms).
They are bright green caterpillar with white stripes and a black horn coming off the end of these tomato caterpillars.
These tiny wasps lay their eggs on the tomato hornworms and the larva literally eat the caterpillar from the inside out.
If you find a tomato hornworm in your garden that has these white sacks, leave the tomato hornworm caterpillar in the garden.

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Some Common Hornworms Found in Colorado Common Name Scientific Name Host Plants; Notes Whitelined sphinx Hyles lineata Very wide host range that includes primrose, portulaca, apple, grape, four o’clock, and peonies.
The largest common sphinx moth in Colorado is the big poplar sphinx (Pachysphinx occidentalis); a closely related species, the modest sphinx (Pachysphinx modesta), can be found in higher elevations.
The whitelined sphinx (Hyles lineata) is the most common hornworm of Colorado and, by far, the most commonly encountered "hummingbird moth".
Tobacco hornworm/Carolina sphinx Manduca sexta Tomato, eggplant, and other nightshade family plants.
Adult moths are identified by examining the hind wing which has two separate wavy bands next to the border on the tomato hornworm that are fused with the tobacco hornworm.
Although these two insects are considered garden pests, the majority of the more than 30 hornworm species found in Colorado are rarely observed and do not cause significant injury to plants.
Tomato hornworm sphinx full-grown larva.

“Most trees can handle a year of this leaf eating if there are not other forms of stress such as drought, insect infestation, or too much sun or shade depending on the tree.
Wondering if diatomaceous earth will have any affect on the caterpillars? If the tree trunks are dusted with this powder, maybe it will slow them down a bit as they begin to emerge in the spring? I have a crab apple, weeping cherry and blueberry bushes are that have been getting devastated for the past couple years.
Most trees can handle a year of this leaf eating if there are not other forms of stress such as drought, insect infestation, or too much sun or shade depending on the tree.
The winter moth (Operophtera brumato) in the caterpillar stage eats young, tender leaves, sometimes before the leaves even get a chance to emerge from the bud.
Fortunately the tree is small enough that I can inspect it thoroughly once/day in a few minutes, and then I just squish any winter moth caterpillars I see.
One option is to not plant trees that are extremely affected by the winter moth, including weeping cherries, crabapple, and ornamental pears.
After they are established, (generally a year), they will be less resistant to forms of stress and better able to withstand the damage done by the winter moth caterpillar.
This is also when the tiny pale green inch worm-like caterpillars of the winter moth emerge.

The best defense against broccoli worms and other pests is to continually inspect plants for signs of infestation.
Although broccoli is one of the few plants least affected by pests, especially during fall, it is not uncommon to occasionally find worms on broccoli heads.
To prevent broccoli worms from burrowing into the heads, try placing the entire head in pantyhose or other suitable nylon stocking until ready for harvesting.
To effectively remove worms from broccoli, spray broccoli plants thoroughly using about one to two teaspoons of liquid detergent per gallon of Bt.
In addition to worms on broccoli, other broccoli pests may be found.
If left unprotected, these broccoli worms can wreak havoc on your plants.
All broccoli worms are difficult to see, as they blend in easily with the green plants.
Once present, worms on broccoli can completely defoliate plants.
Nearly all broccoli worms can be controlled by using products containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).
Broccoli worms feed on cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts, in addition to broccoli.

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If there’s a very specific type of caterpillar, butterfly or moth you want to care for, or if you’re having difficulty finding a caterpillar outside, there is always the option to order caterpillars from special supplier, or buy butterfly kits online.
So if the caterpillar refuses the leaves from the plant you found it on, or you found the caterpillar somewhere other than on a plant, you will need to discover the correct food source through a process of trial and error.

Its only peculiarity is a graphic effect which is seen two months after the computer was infected: a green caterpillar moves along the screen, and from that the virus name was derived.
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“Caterpillars take account of their group size when ‘deciding’ whether to vomit because they are trying to avoid the cost of vomiting,” study co-author Mike Speed of the U.K.’s University of Liverpool said in a statement.
“The obvious pressure on caterpillars to limit the use of their defenses suggests that predators of crop pests have a far greater benefit on crops than simply the number of insects that they eat.
Just trying to eat caterpillars reduces the fecundity of such pests and helps out farmers,” said study co-author Andrew Higginson, an ecologist at the University of Bristol.
“In a group, it is quite likely that the predator will taste other individuals as well, each of whom might vomit and cause the predator to give up and leave,” Speed said.

The Color Me Green 5K & Caterpillar Dash benefitting the TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is a one of a kind event that brings together childhood cancer advocates, survivors, families and the community to raise awareness and funds to find a cure.
On October 4th, the Frisco Square in Frisco, TX will be transformed into a Green Square for childhood cancer awareness! This special event invites people of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes to unite together under one color – Green.

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