While walking, we find many different species of moth caterpillars and bring them home to raise. Some are parasitized with parasitoids that emerge from the caterpillars or pupae. But what fun we have checking out the species of moths that are in caterpillar stage in Bradford County, Florida.
We’ve identified many of these fascinating creatures and have created a webpage with photos of them.
We encourage you to walk and explore. Because we live in Florida, ‘Caterpillars of Eastern North America’ by David L. Wagner is a valuable resource of information as we seek to learn the identity of caterpillars.
Please visit our moth caterpillar webpage, full of photos of caterpillars that we’ve raised to either an adult or to the stage where parasitoids kill these caterpillars.