The young Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar is brown and white; older ones are green with two black, yellow, and blue eyespots on the thorax. The caterpillar will turn into Black Swallowtail Butterfly
White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar This White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (Hyles lineata) might not look like much now, but he grows up to be the white lined sphinx moth which most people mistake for a hummingbird.
Milkweed isn’t just for Monarchs.
The Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar uses it for a food source too. Then it becomes the Milkweed Tiger Moth.
This cabbage white caterpillar creates holes everywhere. It loves enjoy: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, collards, turnips, cabbage, radish & horseradish. The pest bores into the interior of the cabbage and other plants feeding on new sprouts. Many people mistake the cabbage white caterpillars for cabbage loopers.
Banded Woollybear Caterpillar The banded woolly bear caterpillar and moth can be found nearly everywhere in Wisconsin. It feeds on low growing plants but is not a pest to garden and farm crops.