About this Blog

This blog is specifically devoted to informing, sharing, and educating about butterflies and moths, and issues related to them.  Lepidoptera has been an interest and passion nearly all of my life, and I am happy to be able to share it with you.  This blog is also associated with the LinkedIn group, “Lepidoptera Lovers.”

6 responses to “About this Blog”

  1. Amy says :

    Hello — great site!! I am looking for help in identifying a weird looking, large green worm that my neighbor found today in Reading, Mass. It was smooth feeling, dry, and a neat shade of mint green. About the size of an adult ring finger (id guess about 1/2-3/4″ wide) — We thought it might be a Luna moth, but then a friend posted a tomato worm, and it also fit the bill (but I couldn’t see it’s size clearly.) We (or our dog) found it in the pine needles in a patch of fir trees, so we released it to a garden setting. We are very curious as neither one of us had EVER seen a bug like this in our long lives!! Any insight is welcome! He was a cute little fella, whatever he is!

    • LepidopteraLovers says :

      Hi Amy, Thanks for your comments and inquiry! Yes, those caterpillars are curious critters. When they are looking for a place to pupate, they may travel a certain amount of distance to locate the “perfect” place. So, that the caterpillar was found in some pine needles of fir trees may be an indication that it walked there. Your caterpillar could be that of any number of silk worm moths or sphinx moths, such as the Luna or Tomato Hornworm. The best resource to which to refer is the Audubon Field Guide for Lepidoptera and/or Insects. Perhaps you may find your little critter among those photos. Online, you could type a search for sphinx moth caterpillars, silk worm moth caterpillars, etc. Thanks for your interest, and good luck! 🙂

  2. Amy says :

    Thanks for the links. The little guy is looking for a new great place in a garden now with lots of choices…! Love the images on your site!

  3. timr6 says :

    Thanks for following, you’ve got a great blog here.

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