Thursday, August 04, 2005

Caterpillar



I found this caterpillar on a Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) at the edge of the dog's yard. It's been on the same species of plant for two days. I like the patterns and colours on its body. Anyone have any ideas about what it will turn into?

2 comments:

swamp4me said...

I believe there is a skipper that utilizes the fleabane as a foodplant. Most of the skipper caterpillars I am familiar with have larger heads though, with a constriction between the head and thorax region.

Oh, and to answer the question you posed on my blog, I am a park ranger at a state natural area and I live on a state park where my husband is a ranger. The state won't let us work at the same facility, so I have a short commute to "my" swamp whereas my husband is technically at work when he steps out of the house in the morning.

Églantine said...

"Neat, very neat. One of my dream jobs. Which didn't happen."

Ontario Wanderer's response after I read out your comment.