Silk Moth Caterpillar

Silk Moth Photo, Picture
  • Common Name: Silk Moth Caterpillar
  • Order Name: Lepidoptera
  • Family Name: Saturniidae

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.

Caterpillar represent the second of four life stages found in insects with complete metamorphosis. This silk moth caterpillar is busy in its voracious feeding routine to prepare for a complete transformation into a beautiful adult moth. Caterpillar employ various strategies for protection against enemies. The spiny protuberances represent a venomous mouthful to predator who quickly learn to find an easier meal.