Caterpillars - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by angeladunle
April 19, 2010
Hi - are ALL caterpillars bad guys? we love the butterflies but not damage to our new veg garden. We don't know if all are bad? if some are OK, can you direct me to a site that has pix? TY.

Answer from NGA
April 19, 2010


All caterpillars will eventually turn into butterflies or moths. It's hard to tell which is which, though. Some of the largest, most attractive caterpillars can turn into moths and some of the ugliest can turn into butterflies. The site I use most often to identify caterpillars is:

There are others - just use a search engine and type in "idenfying caterpillars".

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