Monarch butterfly caterpillars are easy to identify. It’s probably the best known and most photographed caterpillar around.
Hungry Hungry Caterpillar
My problem seems to be that no one has posted one like this before. I’ve looked through hundreds of thumbnails and haven’t come across it yet.
Whatever it is, it’s a real looker. In both a pretty and a disturbing kind of way. Looking at the back end you can say ‘yep, that’s the rear’ but when you get to the head I bet you do a double take. At least I did since to me it looks like the caterpillar is excreting a Ladybug.
I know there’s a reason for the fancy makeup. Mother Nature wouldn’t stick a Ladybug’s rear end on this caterpillar’s face just for giggles.
If you happen to know the identity of this caterpillar please let me know. I’ve come to the point where I give up trying on-line. The next step is to buy a field guide and hope. …and I’m not about to spend money on this clown.
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