Category Archives: Caterpillars

27 Yellow Caterpillars with Identification Guide and Pictures

Yellow Caterpillars with Identification Guide and Pictures

Yellow caterpillars are larvae that turn to stunning moths or butterflies. Some types of yellow caterpillars are fuzzy-looking and others have smooth segmented bodies typical of many species of caterpillars. Sometimes, yellow fuzzy caterpillars can be poisonous. Although they are not toxic enough to kill you, touching them can cause skin irritation.

50 Green Caterpillars (with Pictures): Caterpillar Identification Guide

Green Caterpillars

Have you ever come across a green caterpillar in your garden and wished you could identify it? This article is a visual guide designed to help you identify 50 different types of green caterpillars. Our comprehensive green caterpillar identification chart will assist you in recognizing and distinguishing the identifying features of various green caterpillar species.

14 Black Caterpillars (Including Fuzzy): Identification Guide with Pictures

Black Caterpillar Identification With Pictures (Including Black Fuzzy Caterpillars)

Black caterpillars are insects that come in all shapes and sizes. All species of caterpillars belong to the order of insects called Lepidoptera. After hatching from an egg, caterpillars gorge on a diet of plant and tree leaves. Many types of black caterpillars are interesting to look at and some look quite scary. Some species of caterpillars are black and fuzzy with hair-like spines. Other common black caterpillars have vibrant orange or yellow markings.

Black and Yellow Caterpillars (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Black and yellow caterpillars are the larvae of butterflies or moths. Black and yellow caterpillars can be large or small crawling insects, and some may have furry bodies. Depending on the moth or butterfly species, the caterpillar could be black with yellow stripes or markings. Or some other caterpillars can be yellow with fuzzy bodies and black spines or horns. One thing in common with all black and yellow caterpillars is that they turn into spectacular winged insects.

Types of Striped Caterpillars with Pictures – Identification Guide

Striped Caterpillars with Pictures - Identification Guide

Caterpillars are larvae in the class Insecta that turn into beautiful moths or butterflies. Striped caterpillars are some of the most striking caterpillars you will find in your garden or in the wild. Different species of caterpillars with stripes can be identified by their vibrant colors, hairiness, number of spines, or size. Some of the most interesting striped caterpillars have black, white, and yellow stripes and long horns.

Green Caterpillars on Tomato Plants (Tomato Hornworms) – Identification and Control

Tomato Hornworms

The tomato hornworm is a large green caterpillar with a horn-like tail that does tremendous damage to tomato plants. The hornworms have distinctive creamy-white V-shaped markings along their sides. However, the destructive caterpillars can be challenging to spot on tomato plants because their green color blends in with tomato foliage.

Types of Venomous Caterpillars (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Venomous Caterpillars (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Venomous caterpillars have poisonous bristles, spines, and barbs on their body that can cause a nasty sting. Some types of venomous caterpillars look soft and cute, but their hairy bodies hide toxin-filled spines that can lodge into the skin. Other caterpillars with poisonous spines look dangerous because they have bright coloring, sharp-looking spines, and a menacing appearance.

Types of Butterfly Caterpillars With Pictures and Identification Guide

Butterfly Caterpillars Identification

Caterpillars that turn into butterflies are colorful worm-like crawling insects in all shapes and sizes. Butterfly caterpillars typically have a smooth body, and some exotic-looking caterpillars may have a spiny appearance. In addition, butterfly larvae or caterpillars can be green, brown, black or yellow and have identifiable stripes, patterns, and other recognizable features. 

Types of Black and Brown Caterpillars (Pictures and Identification)

Black and Brown Caterpillars identification

Black and brown caterpillars are the worm-like larvae of moths and butterflies. The most common black and brown caterpillar is the furry banded woolly bear. This hairy crawling insect is covered in black hairy tufts with a bronze-brown band in the middle. Other types of brown and black caterpillars can have smooth bodies, spiny clumps, mottled patterns, or stinging setae (hairs). 

Types of Arizona Caterpillars (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Arizona Caterpillars identification

Caterpillars are a common sight in Arizona. Native Arizona caterpillars are typically large, worm-like creatures with cylindrical bodies. Common caterpillars in Arizona can be black and yellow with stripes, fat green larvae with dots or unusual markings, black spiky crawling insects, or black and orange furry caterpillars. Arizona also has types of stinging caterpillars, like the southern flannel moth caterpillar and the crowned slug moth caterpillar.