Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What is it???

Found this little creature crawling on Joe's chair under the big live oak and have no idea what it is. 


6 comments:

Rambling Woods said...

Florence..You are linked in correctly now. No problem. It is a caterpillar but it will take some searching to see if I can find out what species.

from Bugguide-Identifying a caterpillar can be a challenge. There are many insects that start life as larvae, and they do not all turn into butterflies or moths. Insects like craneflies, sawflies and beetles can have very caterpillar-like larvae.

Hattie said...

It appears to be some kind of caterpillar dressed up for a parade.

maryaustria said...

Fascinating shots! But I don´t know what this is...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My gosh...creepy. I know I wouldn't be sittin' that THAT chair for a while. lol

Florence said...

Anni, it is a Rusty Tussock Moth caterpillar. It is a European transplant and I believe I read that it was related to the destructive Gypsy Moth.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh good to see you got an id Florence....