Beetle larvae (or caterpillars)

The number and distribution of legs an insect larva has can help identify the order of insects to which it belongs.

Please note new galleries are presently being added to include the larvae of Beetles, Ladybirds and Hoverflies.

New galleries of caterpillars of moths and butterflies from around the world are also being added.

For identification enquiries

Latest caterpillar and larvae galleries

British Moth caterpillars

British Butterfly caterpillars

North American caterpillars

Sawfly larvae/caterpillars