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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Good or Bad Cat.

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Vizz8
Tacoma, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2005
1:46 AM

Post #1485993

Anyone know if this guy is good or bad?

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htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


May 21, 2005
2:48 AM

Post #1486108

It sorta looks like the Hermie caterpillar. :o)
http://www.booksforgifts.com/catalog/images/prod_hermiedvd.jpg

I assure you that I really am searching for your caterpillar's ID.

This message was edited May 20, 2005 10:01 PM
Ulrich
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

May 21, 2005
2:59 AM

Post #1486130

The only good caterpillar is a sqooshed caterpillar, hee hee.
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 21, 2005
3:00 AM

Post #1486135

What does it taste like?
Night_Bloom
Griffin, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2005
3:37 AM

Post #1486252

Oh dear Ulrich. Don't say that over on the Butterflies and Hummigbirds thread - hee.
MaryEv
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2005
3:43 AM

Post #1486260

I'm with htop, yep, it's definately a Hermie cat! :)

konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2005
4:34 AM

Post #1486345

Too late, I heard it! GASP!! ... Isn't that Hermie cute!? Tim Conway does his voice. :)
nut4spuds
Wichita, KS

May 21, 2005
4:35 AM

Post #1486348

What is a Hermie cat?
Ulrich
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

May 21, 2005
5:11 AM

Post #1486406

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.
crystalspin
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 21, 2005
5:29 AM

Post #1486421

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".

~'spin!~
Vizz8
Tacoma, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2005
12:44 PM

Post #1486731

thanks guys, yes I got no tomatoes, so I quess he's a good one...

Viv
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2005
1:20 PM

Post #1486796

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
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


May 21, 2005
2:33 PM

Post #1486953

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 ?
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1795

These are great resources to use:
http://bugguide.net
http://pick4.pick.uga.edu/mp/20q?guide=Caterpillars



This message was edited May 21, 2005 9:47 AM
MotherNature4
Bartow, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2005
2:35 PM

Post #1486960

These moths pollinate my papayas. MN4
konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2005
3:51 PM

Post #1487104

See...good moth. :)

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