Anyone know if this guy is good or bad?
CLOSED: Good or Bad Cat.
It sorta looks like the Hermie caterpillar. :o)
I assure you that I really am searching for your caterpillar's ID.
This message was edited May 20, 2005 10:01 PM
The only good caterpillar is a sqooshed caterpillar, hee hee.
Oh dear Ulrich. Don't say that over on the Butterflies and Hummigbirds thread - hee.
Too late, I heard it! GASP!! ... Isn't that Hermie cute!? Tim Conway does his voice. :)
Night_Bloom, I had no idea there was such a forum here and was referring to gardening only. I guess you can't have the cake and eat it.
I happen to have an aversion to tomatoes, so I love to see sphinx moths.
I would say, bad for tomatoes, good if you like to see hummingbird moths. It has the characteristics of a sphinx aka hummingbird-moth caterpillar which is also AKA a "tomato worm".
thanks guys, yes I got no tomatoes, so I quess he's a good one...
Tomato hormworms have white stripes and a "horn" on their rear-end. http://www.enature.com/fieldguide/showSpecies_LI.asp?imageID=17956&page=beautyl.asp
I think it's just some sort of a small moth.
Hummingbird moth/caterpillar http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/hummingbird_moth.htm
This message was edited May 21, 2005 8:25 AM
I am still searching for this one. I still haven't finished looking at moth caterpillars. I found one similar one. Does it have small white dots? I can't tell from the photo. I know I have seen this caterpillar before and just can't remember its name. . Does it look kinda like this Nadata gibbosa ?
These are great resources to use:
This message was edited May 21, 2005 9:47 AM