|ceanothus silk moth, photo by Joleen Lutz|
This green caterpillar will become a beautiful rusty-brown moth with dramatic white markings. As an adult it will be almost the size of a hummingbird. It's life as a moth will be fairly short because as an adult it does not eat at all.
|white-lined sphinx moth, photo by Sherri Seymer|
Some other local caterpillars and their butterfly or moth adulthood.
mourning cloak butterfly and caterpillar
chocolate looper moth
what's that butterfly?
painted lady butterfly