Top 10 Caterpillars Found in Maine

Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar:These caterpillars are unpalatable and toxic to birds and other creatures, a trait that persists even when they metamorphose into butterflies.

Monarch Caterpillar :They exhibit antenna-like structures at both ends of their bodies and grow up to approximately two inches before transforming into butterflies.

Gold Moth Caterpillar:The gold moth caterpillar measures around 1.57 inches in length. It typically flaunts an orange color with black bands encircling its body.

Genista Broom Moth Caterpillar:Genista broom moth caterpillars start off small and green, effortlessly camouflaging within the foliage. 

Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar :The eastern black swallowtail caterpillar is initially black in color and adorned with a white belt around its middle section. 

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar:The cecropia moth caterpillar boasts an impressively large body, with its final-stage larvae growing up to a length of 4.5 inches.

Cabbage Looper:Cabbage loopers are green and sport a slender white stripe on either side with multiple thin lines running down their back.

Buck Moth Caterpillar :Buck moth caterpillars are sizeable and dark in color. These caterpillars measure between 2 and 2.4 inches long. 

Black-Waved Flannel Caterpillar:This caterpillar is not picky about its food and enjoys nibbling on leaves from a variety of trees and shrubs. 

Bent-Line Dart Caterpillar :The sleek caterpillar of the bent-line dart moth predominantly boasts earthy brown tones, perfectly camouflaging it within the leaf litter. 

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