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What Types Of Caterpillars Are There? I Can't Identify The One I Found.

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DiscoverLife.com has photographs of all sorts of caterpillar to view, numbering 173 in its catalogue, and listing each by name and by color and defining characteristic. BackyardNature.net has extensive information on the creature that will one day spread its wings and fly like a butterfly; they place emphasis on the very commonest creatures, including the tent and question mark caterpillars. In June 2011, AsiaOne.com reported that swarms of caterpillars invaded a section of a railway track in China, delaying a cargo train for three hours.

"The train slowed down and then stopped after running over the insects. Fu Jianguo, an officer with the railway police station in Wudan, said the caterpillars spread out over one kilometer of the track in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. He said the train started running again about three hours later after more than a dozen workers cleaned up the track with brooms and shovels. "I've heard of caterpillars causing short circuits or stopping trains before, but have never actually seen such a thing," he said.

The caterpillars were probably trying to cross the railway track to seek more food, as they had already eaten up leaves on apricot trees on a hill on the eastern side of the track." EnvironmentalGraffiti.com lists the 15 most alien-looking caterpillars on the planet at www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/most-alien-looking-caterpillars-on-earth/11812, and they note that such animals are hazardous: "Not all caterpillars look alien or even cute. As a rule of thumb, the more colourful and fuzzy a caterpillar is, the more likely it is to sting if touched. So, if in doubt, hands off!"
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It's brown with red stripes
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I've found one with light brown stripe down its back
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I have one that is white, black, orange, and hairy.
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Mine eats this kind of tree leaf it eats it starts out with blossoms then it turns in to these cherry like things.The caterpillar has these colors on it Brown Light Blue and a little bit of Green.there might be a few other different colors too.
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My one was white and was fat. It had a brownish tail sticking out and brown antennae? It had blackish-bluish sort of spots on its head. It appeared when it curved its head but when it layed straight it was hidden in its white skin. It has black and orange underneath.
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Mine is green with a blue like stripe along it's sides with a very thin orange like stripe along the thicker blue. Has hair and I think a blackish head.
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My caterpillar is brown and has black stripes going down from its head to its tail. In california
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Well, it really depends on the type of caterpillar. (I know that's what everyone else says, but it's the truth!!)
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Brown velvet type skin spotted markings like eyes ever back snout like nose and a barb on its tail
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The one I found is black and white with big hairs ( black ) that are behind the head.  It has white bumps on the back.
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Brown with mint green squares all over green and brown stripe head smooth to the touch adult finger long
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I have one that is all green  with a white head no tail or spikes and really light yellow rings on its body
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The one I found its black with white tiny spots from top and yellow from the bottom
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Our caterpillar has a black head gold hairs and is black, brown and gold striped. We found him in the grass & we live in a south suburb of Chicago, IL, What kind is he?

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