Identifying Common Caterpillar

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Do you have big green caterpillars on your tomato plants? That's a sure sign that your garden is unwilling host to one of the most common tomato pests in North America, the tomato hornworm caterpillar..Oak Eggar moth caterpillar. The Oak Eggar caterpillar grows to about 75mm and is commonly found in many parts of the British Isles It is commonest on open heath and moorland and notociated with oak trees as its name would suggest. By late spring it is fully grown and can often be found lying on top of low vegetation..Common name: saddleback caterpillar scientific name: Acharia stimulea Clemens Insecta: Lepidoptera: Limacodidae Introduction - Synonymy - Distribution - Description - Life Cycle and Biology - Hosts - Defenses - Medical Significance - Pest Significance - Selected References Introduction Back to Top . Acharia stimulea Clemens is a limacodid moth, or slug moth, best known for its larval ."Hey, I found a caterpillar!" When I was young, we were always on the lookout for cool insects, especially cool caterpillars. Maybe you just found one and you're lo.ng for a little help with identifying it..

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