Silk Moth Caterpillar

Silk Moth Caterpillar

Common Name: Silk Moth Caterpillar

Order Name: Lepidoptera

Family Name: Saturniidae

Caterpillar represent the second of four life stages found in insects with complete metamorphosis. This silk moth caterpillar is busy in its voracious feeding routine to prepare for a complete transformation into a beautiful adult moth. Caterpillar employ various strategies for protection against enemies. The spiny protuberances represent a venomous mouthful to predator who quickly learn to find an easier meal.