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Lucky Woman Finds a Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar in Broad

A bright, yellow caterpillar with gray spots and big black eyes was found by one of our readers. She did not pose any question, but simply wanted to share these excellent photos with us. This article will address what this caterpillar is in case any of our other readers happens upon one. Continue reading [...]

Black and Yellow Worm is an Orange-tipped Oakworm

A rather large, creature was found in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA by a woman who wonders if we can identify it for her. From the excellent photograph provided by our reader, one can see that the creature in question is black with yellow stripes, and is about 2.5-inches in length, according to our reader. Continue reading [...]

Unidentified, 1/2-inch Caterpillar Finds its Way Into A Glass of Water

A 1/2-inch worm was found in a glass of water by this man in Albuquerque, NM. From the excellent images sent in, we can see that the worm in question is of a grayish/tan color, is segmented, has six forelegs, eight back legs, and a bulbous black head. Continue reading [...]

Green Worm Found on Broccoli is a Cabbage Worm

A green worm was found on this reader's broccoli, and was unfortunately hurt when dropped onto the cutting board. Our saddened reader put the "poor little guy" outside in the shade, hoping that it would recover, and asks that we help her identify the critter. Continue reading [...]

Green Worm with Prickles is an Emperor Moth Caterpillar

A green, segmented worm was found by one of our readers this summer, and she wonders what it is. According to our reader, this critter was similar to a tomato worm in its color, texture and possession of a "pincher mouth", but was much larger, and had "little blue and yellow" knobs patterned along its body with black prickles sprouting from them. Continue reading [...]

Caterpillar on Window Screen in Illinois is an Ilia Underwing Moth Caterpillar

A woman discovers strange-looking worm on her window screen in Illinois and wonders what in the world it is. From the image sent in below, the worm appears to be brown or gray in color, with a grainy texture/pattern that makes it resemble tree bark. Continue reading [...]
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