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Caterpillars in August

Posted in Uncategorized by Sarah Skeen on August 20, 2008

Today Lily and I stumbled upon a tree full of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars. I had never seen one before so it was an exciting find (yes, I’m a dork). They have false eyes to deter predators. Their real head is underneath the false eyes.

And we also saw tons of Monarch caterpillars today. Lily got very excited when she found one and insisted on holding it.


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  1. melissa said, on August 21, 2008 at 10:59 am

    That is seriously the coolest bug (is a caterpillar a bug?) I have EVER seen!

  2. jamee said, on August 22, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Those are awesome shots! What an amazing looking creature šŸ™‚

  3. Tabitha said, on August 23, 2008 at 8:37 am

    wow, oh wow!! amazing shots and i am totally in love with the eastern tiger swallowtail caterpillar. i must find some next summer!

  4. Ginger said, on September 11, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    I saw this catapillar for the first time and swore it had a smiley face. My friends thought I was crazy. Now I have a picture to prove it does have a SMILEY FACE! IT IS REALLY COOL LOOKING!

  5. mike said, on July 9, 2010 at 11:29 am

    i found one of these today but its the black kind

  6. luther said, on October 20, 2010 at 11:06 am

    this is the coolest caterpiler i’v ever seen it looks like a tiger with really cool strippes

  7. luther said, on October 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

    this is the coolest bug iv ever seen in my life i love the stripes it looks very friendly

  8. Danielle said, on July 10, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Awesome bugs! Love the Monarch. He is a beauty!

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