Well Dressed

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This little caterpillar goes by the name camouflaged looper.

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Camouflaged loopers are an inchworm, and they attach pieces of the plant they’re on to camouflage themselves.

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They change their attire nightly.

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I think this one could definitely be classified as flamboyant. They are the caterpillar of the wavy emerald looper moth (Synchlora aerata). They prefer composite flowers and change their “attire” nightly because the petals wilt. I don’t have a picture of the moth in my files. The moth is lime green with two thin white wavy lines.


4 responses to this post.

  1. It’s really amazing how they do that. Great shots of the process!


  2. So interesting! I do learn a great deal from you, Kathy! Thanks so much! 🙂


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