Weird & Crazy Caterpillars

Saturnia Pyria Caterpillar
saturnia pyriaimage credit: Jano de Cesare

Puss Moth Caterpillar
puss moth caterpillarimage credit:

Dagger Moth Caterpillar
dagger moth caterpillarimage credit: Richard Dudley

Flannel Moth Caterpillar
flannel moth caterpillarimage credit: Artour A.

Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
sphinx moth caterpillarimage credit: Gianfranco Gomez
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar
spicebush swallowtail caterpillarimage credit: Jay Cossey

Hickory Horned Devil
hickory horned devil caterpillarimage credit: Brian Bradley

Caterpillars are so amazing. It’s crazy to think that these beautiful/cute/scary creatures begin their lives in one body and then morph into a completely new one! Can you imagine having that happen to YOU? It must be a lot of hard work switching bodies… I would be way too lazy to even try.

My favorite of the ones above is the Sphinx moth caterpillar. It’s so cool how it mimics a snake (I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference)!

Which one do you like the best?

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  • lotusleaf

    It is wonderful how it imitates a snake. My favourite is the Puss moth catterpillar with the wide open mouth. Forever hungry!

  • Tricia

    I love how the dagger moth caterpillar looks like a muppet! Or a feather boa!

  • Anonymous

    Its amazing how beautiful these catterpillars can be and yet I would never want one on me! I stumbled upon this related site today, check out some of these insects!

  • Shaiha

    Oh definitely the Puss Moth Caterpillar

  • Gustave

    Wish you had their butterfly/moth forms too! its fun to compare. :3

  • Gabriela

    Amazing! Can’t pick a favorite!
    This one is pretty weird as well:

  • Anonymous

    This is overwhelming. These could each have their own post. The Hickory horned devil is quite ferocious looking, and the Flannel moth looks like a cuddly adorable tribble or guinea pig ^^

    The dagger moth is super cute too and the Saturnia Pyria looks positively other-worldly.

    I think the one that struck me the most for a reaction was the Puss Moth, which looks like it is straight from some greek horror story.

    All incredible finds; thank you very much as always, Miss CarlyB!