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CLOSED: Good or Bad Cat.

Tacoma, WA(Zone 8a)

Anyone know if this guy is good or bad?

Thumbnail by Vizz8
San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

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

Manhattan Beach, CA(Zone 11)

The only good caterpillar is a sqooshed caterpillar, hee hee.

Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

What does it taste like?

Griffin, GA(Zone 8a)

Oh dear Ulrich. Don't say that over on the Butterflies and Hummigbirds thread - hee.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6a)

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

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Wichita, KS

What is a Hermie cat?

Manhattan Beach, CA(Zone 11)

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.

Santa Ana, CA(Zone 9b)

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!~

Tacoma, WA(Zone 8a)

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

Viv

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

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

Bartow, FL(Zone 9a)

These moths pollinate my papayas. MN4

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

See...good moth. :)

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