Real life Caterpillar

So, I’ve been painting anthropomorphic type caterpillar girls and this morning when I went out back to wash off the patio, this dude fell from the grapevine covering our pergola.  He is quite big I wonder if any one knows what kind of moth he will become. I wanted to pick him up to take a pic of the face but man I got the heebie jeebies.

 

 

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2 Responses to “Real life Caterpillar”

  1. Amy Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    I decided to pull out a butterfly book while preparing tea for tea-dying and looked at the caterpillars.  None in that book matched your picture.  You might want to check out the Bug Guide http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740  but it may also be fun to give the caterpillar a name of its own in honor of your caterpillar girls.

  2. Patricia Anders Says:

    thanks so much, yes someone else told me about the link you have provided, iIspent quite a bit of time there! I love seeing bugs, virtually I mean ;D