All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar</strong>
<em>Hypercompe scribonia</em>
Hodges #8146
I got a kick out of watching this crazy caterpillar! It was writhing around on the ground, I thought maybe it was trying to loosen its skin so it could molt. ...
Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar
Hypercompe scribonia
Hodges #8146
I got a kick out of watching this crazy caterpillar! It was writhing around on the ground, I thought maybe it was trying to loosen its skin so it could molt. I took it home in a jar, but it didn't molt overnight. I released it in my garden the next day. Later I read that these caterpillars do this when they are disturbed, I guess it didn't like the looks of me! :)

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