The Chicagoboyz Bug of the Week!

isn't he cute!

Answers to anticipated questions:

-About 3″.

-I haven’t identified the species. (Some kind of Sphinx Moth larva? Does anyone know?)

-The head is on the Left.

-I don’t know what the green thing is. It looks like an egg.

There is a ton of info on the Web about caterpillars (e.g., here and here). However, there are so many distinct varieties that identification is difficult if you don’t already know where to look.

11 thoughts on “The Chicagoboyz Bug of the Week!”

  1. I thought caterpillars only mated and reproduced after their final metamorph thingy into butterfly’s or moths. Maybe it’s one of those self defense mechanisms where it releases a disgusting substance that must be eaten as well as the ‘pillar making the predator spit it back out.

Comments are closed.