How DOES the Garden Grow – With Saddleback Catterpillars

As I last shared: I was stalking the Red Spotted Purple when I leaned into a Spicebush tree  and something stung my cheek.  My first thought was a black ant Ant on Spurge as they frequent plants in the garden or perhaps a resting bee.

Imagine my surprise to look and find this tiny creature – the Saddleback Caterpillar.

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A few years ago after a short walkabout, Maddie came back with one on her back be sure to click on the link Magnified Meanderings  to see the mature creature!

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Now I’m drawn back to the Spicebush tree to watch the transformative beauty of nature!

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If you are interested in learning more click on

Saddleback Caterpillar Moth

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13 thoughts on “How DOES the Garden Grow – With Saddleback Catterpillars

  1. Such a weird (& wonderful) caterpillar. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything remotely like it.

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