Monday, April 29, 2019

Yard Critter of the Week - Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar

Giant Leopard Moth

Shown first in the caterpillar phase of its life cycle.

Patty discovered the caterpillar while working in the garden. All black until it curled into a defensive posture, bristles pointing out, where the red bands became apparent. Very cool looking.

We had seen the moths when we set up our moth sheet, but this was our first caterpillar.

The moth below visited in June of 2015. As you can see, they're cool looking too.

It's not obvious at first, but the "all black" spots are actually blue spots with a black border (bigafy to see).

🐛  🦋  🐛  🦋  🐛

You can find all of the Yard Critter posts listed here.

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