Top 8 Black Caterpillars
Black Cutworm:The black cutworm, or Agrotis ipsilon, is a caterpillar species with a dark brown to black body and a lighter, pale stripe running down its dorsal side.
Black Swallowtail Caterpillar:The black swallowtail caterpillar, scientifically known as Papilio polyxenes, is a striking species characterized by its black and green striped body with yellow spots.
Black Woolly Bear Caterpillar:The body of the caterpillar is divided into three distinct color bands: reddish-brown in the middle and black at both ends.
Mourning Cloak Caterpillar:The caterpillar also features a row of bright red spots along its dorsal side and numerous spiny branched black hairs called setae that give it a distinctive appearance.
Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar: the pipevine swallowtail caterpillar is a striking species characterized by its black or dark brown body covered in rows of fleshy, orange, or red tubercles.
Eastern Tent Caterpillar:The eastern tent caterpillar, scientifically known as Malacosoma americanum, is a visually unique species with a black body and a white stripe running down its dorsal side.
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar:The spicebush swallowtail caterpillar, scientifically known as Papilio troilus, is a unique and cleverly camouflaged species.
Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar:Scientifically known as Hypercompe scribonia, the giant leopard moth caterpillar is an eye-catching species characterized by its black body covered in striking red or orange bands.