Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Fun: Identity Unknown

A few weeks ago, I was on a little island off the coast of Maine and spotted this guy (or girl). I’ve tried in vain to identify him (or her) with no luck.

Anybody know what kind of caterpillar it is?


  1. Hi Melissa,

    I'm pretty sure this is not a caterpillar but a Cimbex sawfly larvae.

  2. What a cool caterpillar!

    Rebecca of 'Rebecca in the Woods' ( Left this comment on my blog last week:
    "...a great resource online is If you have trouble finding the right critter in your field guides, you can post a photo on Bug Guide and the insect enthusiasts who hang out there will point you in the right direction."

  3. Thanks, Cecilia. I did a Google search. You're absolutely right! Thanks.