A cute caterpillar?  Check out the first one.   Until I started running across them on my website journeys, I had no idea of the diversity of these creatures.  It may seem unconnected, but they remind me of the first time I ran across sea slugs and was awed by the multiplicity of colors, the whimsical shapes and sizes.  Same with the caterpillars.

Milkweed Tussock moth caterpillar

Stinging Rose caterpillar

By Dead Eye Arrow

Red-Footed Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar

Saddleback Caterpillar

Henry’s marsh moth

Woolly-bear or Black-ended-bear caterpillar

Yellow-based Tussock moth caterpillar

Virginia Ctenuchid moth caterpillar

The Paddle caterpillar

By Jano de Cesare

By Morti Riuuallon

By Artour A.

White-marked Tussock moth caterpillar


By Brian Bradley

By Richard Dudley

By Jay Cossey

By Darius Bauzys

Stay tuned.  If you think about it, you will know what the next post will be–and I promise to show you some you’ve never seen before.

Thanks to Bored Panda

9 thoughts on “Caterpillars: the cute, the quirky and the almost-creepy

  1. These little guys are so cute! Some look almost like plants, some look like cartoons, all are delightful. Thanks for yet another amazing posting, Dusky.

  2. WOW. Had no idea. Thank you so much. Really enjoyed looking at them. Realizing how truly wonderful our world is.

  3. God’s great artistry is so stunningly reflected in each and every caterpillar. Amazing color scheme and so attractive! Any one would pick up to satisfy one’s curiosity to find out what flower it is

    I did not know there were of so many variety,thanks to city life.
    As usual photographs are great. Thanks.

  4. I was trying to identify the Milkweed Tussock but then saw all these other amazing caterpillars! Where are they all from?

  5. Hi Dusky! Did you take the 8th photo from the top, just below the Red-Footed Fuzzy Wuzzy caterpillar? Amazing photographs in this series of wonders. I’d like to use that photo in a promotion for my school’s insect club! Please email me if I can use it!

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