Incredible Caterpillar


Believe it or not, there's a moth caterpillar in this photo — disguising itself as a flower!

NJMC Botanist Kate Lepis found the caterpillar adorned with Goldenrod flowers at Skeetkill Creek Marsh earlier this month, and took the photo above.

The moth caterpillar is Synchlora aerata — a.k.a. a Wavy Lined Emerald Moth caterpillar.

More info on this caterpillar can be found here.

How cool is that!!

More of Kate's shots of the moth follow. (Thanks, Kate!)



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