{PROJECT 365 – DAY #59} CATERPILLAR

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

I had to go to my college class today and when I was taking pictures of some flowers I spied this caterpillar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After some research, I think this is a Yellowstriped armyworm caterpillar (Spodoptera ornithogalli). It actually turns into a moth, not a butterfly. This is one of the most common caterpillars encountered in the vegetable garden and can be quite a pest. It looks shiny/slimy here but it wasn’t really.

 

 

I think the picture came out kinda neat but of course you know I wish I could have gotten even closer!

 

Until later, happy picture taking!

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