Caterpillars that are characterized by black-and-yellow coloration are the redhumped caterpillar, the yellownecked caterpillar, the cloudless sulfur caterpillar, the spotted tussock moth caterpillar and the American dagg... More »

A yellow fuzzy caterpillar with spikes is a caterpillar of the American Dagger Moth. At an early stage of development, this caterpillar is a bright yellow color, but as it ages, it becomes paler and finally turns white. More »

The azalea caterpillar is a caterpillar that primarily feeds on indica azalea plants. They heavily consume vegetation, but they are harmless to humans. Azalea caterpillars have been found in Florida, Maryland, Kansas and... More »

A yellow fuzzy caterpillar with spikes is a caterpillar of the American Dagger Moth. At an early stage of development, this caterpillar is a bright yellow color, but as it ages, it becomes paler and finally turns white. More »

According to HowStuffWorks, the time required for a caterpillar to pupate (change into an adult butterfly or moth) averages about two weeks. However, the exact time that the caterpillar stays in the cocoon varies by spec... More »

The woolly bear caterpillar is a generalist feeder but mostly subsists on vegetation, such as dandelions, plantains and nettles. Following a winter period in which the larva can survive freezing temperatures, the woolly ... More »

Identify a caterpillar by its main body color and any patterns it has, whether it has hair and how dense the hair is. It can also be identified by features such as lashes, head horns, tails, split tails or knobs. Other c... More »