Caterpillars, also known as larvae, are one of four stages of an insect’s extraordinary four stage life-cycle.
Although some caterpillars can become pests and on rare occasions even a health hazard they are crucial to the survival of so many other creatures.
There is still much to learn about the early stages of many moths and butterflies. Whilst every effort is made to provide accurate identifications and information errors can occur. Should an error be spotted please let us know.
PLEASE NOTE - we have closed comments due to excess spam but are still identifying many caterpillar queries sent by email to Steve - firstname.lastname@example.org - see our page on help with caterpillar identification for more information.