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.