Caterpillar which becomes the Black Swallowtail butterfly...many people do not understand that is order to have butterflies one must first have something for the caterpillar to eat...these loved my fennel and when disturbed, shoot out little orange horns that exude an orangy odor...nice!
Trippy Tropical Jewel Caterpillars | In fact, they may look the way they do BY DESIGN: predatory ants and insects display a distinct distaste for the caterpillars’ gooey, gelatinous coverings. They’ve been observed crawling on top of leaves, resting in full view of all and sundry, nonchalantly showing off their glistening coats and apparently daring any enemies to take a bite – and very few do.
Looks like a snake, right? Nope. This little guy is actually a caterpillar. Deilephila elpenor, known as the Elephant Hawk-moth, is a large moth of the Sphingidae family. The species is found throughout Britain and Ireland. Its range extends across Europe, Russia, and into China, northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Korea (though not Taiwan).
CECROPIA CATERPILLAR This caterpillar is the larva of the Cecropia moth, also known as the Robin moth. It is one of our largest caterpillars. Born black it shed its skin as it ages and becomes yellow...