photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Bev Wigney | profile | all galleries >> Caterpillars tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Caterpillars

The following is a collection of a few of the caterpillars that I've photographed over the past few years. If you're interested in seeing my most recent photos, writing or other work, please visit my nature blog, Burning Silo.
PLEASE NOTE: I do try to answer occasional questions on my insect photo galleries, but please understand that, in summer especially, I receive dozens of questions posted on my galleries asking me to identify caterpillars, wasps, butterflies, spiders, moths, etc... There is only one of me and I'm busy photographing insects and working on identifications for my own sightings each day. Also, I just moved into an old house that is in need of major restoration, so have little time to spend online trying to figure out IDs for other people's sightings. What I suggest is that you work on your own IDs, using my photos and also visiting websites such as BugGuide.net. By the way, in most cases, it's pretty much impossible to identify any insect or spider from a written description. Even with photos, it's very often impossible.




previous pagepages 1 2 3 ALL next page
5th instar of a Black Swallowtail -- Papilio polyxenes
5th instar of a Black Swallowtail -- Papilio polyxenes
Papilio polyxenes (molting) - Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes (molting) - Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes - Black Swallowtail exposing osmeterium
Papilio polyxenes - Black Swallowtail exposing osmeterium
3rd instar of a Black Swallowtail -- Papilio polyxenes
3rd instar of a Black Swallowtail -- Papilio polyxenes
4th instar of a Black Swallowtail --  Papilio polyxenes
4th instar of a Black Swallowtail -- Papilio polyxenes
Pearly Wood-nymph
Pearly Wood-nymph
Eumorpha pandorus -- caterpillar 1
Eumorpha pandorus -- caterpillar 1
Eumorpha pandorus -- caterpillar 2
Eumorpha pandorus -- caterpillar 2
sphinx moth caterpillar - 1
sphinx moth caterpillar - 1
sphinx moth caterpillar - 2
sphinx moth caterpillar - 2
Ctenucha virginica - Virginia Ctenucha caterpillar - molting
Ctenucha virginica - Virginia Ctenucha caterpillar - molting
Ctenucha virginica - Virginia Ctenucha caterpillar - molting
Ctenucha virginica - Virginia Ctenucha caterpillar - molting
Ctenucha virginica - Virginia Ctenucha caterpillar
Ctenucha virginica - Virginia Ctenucha caterpillar
Elm Sawfly - Cimbex americana
Elm Sawfly - Cimbex americana
Elm Sawfly - Cimbex americana
Elm Sawfly - Cimbex americana
Elm Sawfly - Cimbex americana
Elm Sawfly - Cimbex americana
Dasychira caterpillar -- at rest  (Perhaps D. vagans ??)
Dasychira caterpillar -- at rest (Perhaps D. vagans ??)
Dasychira caterpillar -- on the move  -- (perhaps D. vagans ??)
Dasychira caterpillar -- on the move -- (perhaps D. vagans ??)
Eastern Tent Caterpillar -- view 1
Eastern Tent Caterpillar -- view 1
Eastern Tent Caterpillar -- view 2
Eastern Tent Caterpillar -- view 2
Cooperative effort -- Saw fly larvae
Cooperative effort -- Saw fly larvae
Symmerista canicosta -- caterpillar
Symmerista canicosta -- caterpillar
Aster caterpillar
Aster caterpillar
Milkweed tussock caterpillar -- Euchaetes egle - 1
Milkweed tussock caterpillar -- Euchaetes egle - 1
Milkweed tussock caterpillar -- Euchaetes egle - 2
Milkweed tussock caterpillar -- Euchaetes egle - 2
Leopard moth  -- Ecpantheria scribonia -- caterpillar -- view 1
Leopard moth -- Ecpantheria scribonia -- caterpillar -- view 1
Leopard moth --  Ecpantheria scribonia  -- caterpillar   -- view 2
Leopard moth -- Ecpantheria scribonia -- caterpillar -- view 2
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar feet
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar feet
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar --head
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar --head
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar -- head
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar -- head
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar -- size
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar -- size
cecropia caterpillar with parasitoids
cecropia caterpillar with parasitoids
close view of parasitoids on cecropia caterpillar
close view of parasitoids on cecropia caterpillar
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar on Rhamnus frangula
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar on Rhamnus frangula
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar on Rhamnus frangula
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar on Rhamnus frangula
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar on Rhamnus frangula
Hyalophora cecropia caterpillar on Rhamnus frangula
Luna  (Actias luna)  caterpillar -- parasitized & found dying in forest
Luna (Actias luna) caterpillar -- parasitized & found dying in forest
Orgyia antiqua - 8308 -  Rusty Tussock Moth - cat
Orgyia antiqua - 8308 - Rusty Tussock Moth - cat
Orgyia antiqua - 8308 - Rusty Tussock Moth
Orgyia antiqua - 8308 - Rusty Tussock Moth
Orgyia antiqua - 8308 - Rusty Tussock Moth
Orgyia antiqua - 8308 - Rusty Tussock Moth
Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar -- Spilosoma virginica
Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar -- Spilosoma virginica
Virginian Tiger Moth -- Spilosoma virginica - 1
Virginian Tiger Moth -- Spilosoma virginica - 1
Virginian Tiger Moth -- Spilosoma virginica - 2
Virginian Tiger Moth -- Spilosoma virginica - 2
Silver-spotted skipper / -- Epargyreus clarus ?
Silver-spotted skipper / -- Epargyreus clarus ?
Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar-- Spilosoma virginica
Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar-- Spilosoma virginica
Yellow caterpillar 1
Yellow caterpillar 1
Yellow caterpillar 2
Yellow caterpillar 2
Ecpantheria scribonia -- caterpillar
Ecpantheria scribonia -- caterpillar
Milkweed tussock caterpillars -- early instars
Milkweed tussock caterpillars -- early instars
Halysidota tessellaris -- Banded Tussock Moth caterpillar
Halysidota tessellaris -- Banded Tussock Moth caterpillar
Tiger Swallowtail -- Papilio glaucus - 1
Tiger Swallowtail -- Papilio glaucus - 1
Tiger Swallowtail -- Papilio glaucus - 2
Tiger Swallowtail -- Papilio glaucus - 2
Tiger Swallowtail -- Papilio glaucus - 4
Tiger Swallowtail -- Papilio glaucus - 4
Tiger Swallowtail -- Papilio glaucus - 5
Tiger Swallowtail -- Papilio glaucus - 5
white-caterpillar -- no ID
white-caterpillar -- no ID
Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed leaf - 1
Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed leaf - 1
Monarch Caterpillar  on Milkweed leaf - 2
Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed leaf - 2
Toadflax Brocade - Calophasia lunula
Toadflax Brocade - Calophasia lunula
Milkweed Tiger Moth Caterpillars -- Euchaetias egle
Milkweed Tiger Moth Caterpillars -- Euchaetias egle
Milkweed Tussock caterpillars -- defensive thrashing
Milkweed Tussock caterpillars -- defensive thrashing
Furcula (?) moth  caterpillar
Furcula (?) moth caterpillar
one of the instars of the Black Tiger Swallowtail butterflly  eating Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'
one of the instars of the Black Tiger Swallowtail butterflly eating Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'
Phobetron pithecium  - caterpillar
Phobetron pithecium - caterpillar
Phobetron pithecium
Phobetron pithecium
Black Swallowtail caterpillar-- Papilio polyxenes - side
Black Swallowtail caterpillar-- Papilio polyxenes - side
Black Swallowtail caterpillar-- Papilio polyxenes - top
Black Swallowtail caterpillar-- Papilio polyxenes - top
Cecropia cocoon
Cecropia cocoon
Fall cankerworm (?) --  Alsophila pometaria (?)
Fall cankerworm (?) -- Alsophila pometaria (?)
cankerworm damage - view 1
cankerworm damage - view 1
cankerworm damage - view 2
cankerworm damage - view 2
Monarch caterpillar - small
Monarch caterpillar - small
Schizura sp. caterpillar - side view
Schizura sp. caterpillar - side view
Schizura sp. caterpillar - top view
Schizura sp. caterpillar - top view
Monarch caterpillar - 1
Monarch caterpillar - 1
Monarch caterpillar - 2
Monarch caterpillar - 2
Monarch caterpillar - 4
Monarch caterpillar - 4
Monarch caterpillar - head 1
Monarch caterpillar - head 1
Monarch caterpillar - head - 2
Monarch caterpillar - head - 2
Monarch caterpillar - head 3
Monarch caterpillar - head 3
Monarch caterpillar - head 4
Monarch caterpillar - head 4
Monarch caterpillar - 3
Monarch caterpillar - 3
Monarch caterpillar - 5
Monarch caterpillar - 5
Estigmene acrea - view 1
Estigmene acrea - view 1
Estigmene acrea - view 2
Estigmene acrea - view 2
Northern Pine Sphinx - Lapara bombycoides
Northern Pine Sphinx - Lapara bombycoides
Northern Pine Sphinx - Lapara bombycoides
Northern Pine Sphinx - Lapara bombycoides
Lophocampa caryae --  Hickory Tussock Moth caterpilar
Lophocampa caryae -- Hickory Tussock Moth caterpilar
Lophocampa caryae --  Hickory Tussock Moth caterpilar
Lophocampa caryae -- Hickory Tussock Moth caterpilar
Lophocampa caryae --  Hickory Tussock Moth caterpilar
Lophocampa caryae -- Hickory Tussock Moth caterpilar
Pyrrharctia isabella -- Isabella Tiger Moth
Pyrrharctia isabella -- Isabella Tiger Moth
Pyrrharctia isabella -- Isabella Tiger Moth
Pyrrharctia isabella -- Isabella Tiger Moth
Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes
Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes
Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes
Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes
Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes
Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes
Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes
Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes
twig caterpillar -- not ID'd yet
twig caterpillar -- not ID'd yet
caterpillar on raspberry leaf -- not ID'd yet
caterpillar on raspberry leaf -- not ID'd yet
Four-horned-Sphinx (?) caterpillar -- Ceratomia amyntor (?) -- view 1
Four-horned-Sphinx (?) caterpillar -- Ceratomia amyntor (?) -- view 1
Four-horned-Sphinx caterpillar -- Ceratomia amyntor
Four-horned-Sphinx caterpillar -- Ceratomia amyntor
Four-horned Sphinx  - close-up of head.
Four-horned Sphinx - close-up of head.
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral
Schizura sp. caterpillar - view 1
Schizura sp. caterpillar - view 1
Schizura sp. caterpillar - view 2
Schizura sp. caterpillar - view 2
early instar Monarch caterpillar
early instar Monarch caterpillar
cat-on-raspberry.jpg
cat-on-raspberry.jpg
twig-caterpillar.jpg
twig-caterpillar.jpg
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral - caterpillar
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral - caterpillar
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral - caterpillar
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral - caterpillar
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral - caterpillar
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral - caterpillar
unidentified caterpillar on Milkweed flower
unidentified caterpillar on Milkweed flower
molted furry caterpillar?
molted furry caterpillar?
Alypia octomaculata - Eight-spotted Forester moth #9314
Alypia octomaculata - Eight-spotted Forester moth #9314
Spilosoma virginica - Virginian Tiger Moth
Spilosoma virginica - Virginian Tiger Moth
buckthorn cats - view 1
buckthorn cats - view 1
buckthorn cats - view 2
buckthorn cats - view 2
buckthorn cats - view 3
buckthorn cats - view 3
Buckthorn caterpillars - close-up
Buckthorn caterpillars - close-up
Buckthorn leaves - upper
Buckthorn leaves - upper
tent-on-branch.jpg
tent-on-branch.jpg
Euchaetes egle - Cycnia tenera - Danaus plexippus caterpillars
Euchaetes egle - Cycnia tenera - Danaus plexippus caterpillars
Cycnia tenera - Dogbane Tiger Moth caterpillar
Cycnia tenera - Dogbane Tiger Moth caterpillar
Papilio polyxenes - Black Swallowtail caterpillars
Papilio polyxenes - Black Swallowtail caterpillars
previous pagepages 1 2 3 ALL next page