What kind of caterpillar is this?


Can anyone ID this caterpillar?

q caterpillar id
  7 answers
  • Seth Seth on Aug 11, 2019

    It is either a Gulf or Variegated Fritillary. Not poisonous to the touch. They become a Fritillary butterfly, which is orange and black.

  • Chaz Chaz on Aug 11, 2019

    If it is on a Butterfly milkweed plant or any milkweed plant they will chew the leaves up and become a Monarch butterfly and the caterpillar is orange and black which you do not see much of anymore but they look for this type of plant to lay there eggs on. the butterfly plant will usually have orange or yellow flowers on them. so if it chews the leaves the plant will reproduce or come back next year.So I hope it is a Monarch.

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 11, 2019

    Hi Teresa, it looks like a Knot Grass Moth caterpillar

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Aug 11, 2019

    Euptoieta claudia this is a  Fritillary larvae. Average sized butterfly, mostly orange.

  • Em Em on Aug 11, 2019

    Variegated Fratillary

  • Teresa C Teresa C on Aug 12, 2019

    Thanks everyone! You guys are the best!!!

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Aug 12, 2019

    a very hungry caterpillar ;)

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