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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: green caterpillar

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August 29, 2001
1:43 AM

Post #11911

my nephews found this in our back yard today and i have no idea what it is...its huge...please someone tell me what it is and if its harmful in any way...thanx Kat

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Park Hill, OK
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2001
1:59 AM

Post #117595

Whatever butterfly that turns into, I'm sure he won't eat much. I say share.
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 29, 2001
4:57 PM

Post #117869

It's hard to tell from your picture but... big and green makes me think of tomato & tobacco hornworms. There's also some really beautiful months that come from BIG green caterpillars. Luna moths and Cecropia moths are a couple that come to mind. The regal moth has a caterpillar that gets almost 6 inches long. It's pretty scary looking too.
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9A)

August 30, 2001
2:16 AM

Post #118231

Just went to the library... as far as I can tell it looks like a black swallowtail. The caterpillar feeds on members of the carrot family - parsley, Queen Anne's Lace, etc.


Columbus, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 24, 2010
9:05 PM

Post #7492226

Does anyone know what kind of caterpillar this is?

Oops, didn't mean to post it on this thread.


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