Caterpillar

Caterpillar Photo, Picture
  • Common Name: Caterpillar
  • Order Name: Lepidoptera
  • Family Name: Lycaenidae

The moth members of this Order of insects include a large number of diverse families. Moth groups include micro moths, leaf miners, clothes moths, plume moths, ermine moths, burnets, geometrids, silk moths, sphinx moths, tiger moths, wasp moths, noctuids, underwings and many others.

While some insect go to great lengths to conceal themselves with camouflage others advertise the fact that the are either dangerous of distasteful. This caterpillar uses vivid coloration to draw attention to itself. The obviously threatening structural protuberances protect this otherwise tasty morsel. Once the caterpillar is fully grown, it turns into an inactive chrysalis while undergoing its miraculous transformation into a beautiful butterfly.