Before and After: 14 Amazingly Colorful Caterpillars and Moths

Moth Caterpillar Photos

Caterpillars have some of the insect kingdom’s most colorful patterns. These decorations often make it to their final moth form. The transformation is as dramatic as it is stunning.

Update:  Thank you to Tanya D. for providing expertise to properly identify some of these exotic insects.

Flannel Moth

Flannel Caterpillar

Tanya D. has suggested that these may be a different specie Genus Megalopyge

 

Flannel Caterpillar
Flannel Moth

Hubbard’s Silk Caterpillar
Hubbards Silk Caterpillar

Hubbard’s Silk Moth
Hubbards Silk Moth

Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth

Monkey Slug

Monkey Slug Moth
Monkey Slug Moth

Dalceridae Slug aka Jewel Slug

Dalceridae Slug

Also Known As The Jewel Slug

Dalceridae Moth
Dalceridae Moth

Curve-Lined Owlet Caterpillar
Curve Lined Owlet Caterpillar

Curve-Lined Owlet Moth
Curve Lined Owlet Moth

Great Orange Tipped Caterpillar
Great Orange Tipped Caterpillar

Great Orange Tipped Butterfly
Great Orange Tipped Butterfly

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar
Cobra Caterpillar

Atlas Moth
Cobra Moth

Saturniidae Caterpillar

Saturniidae Moth

 

The Spun Glass Caterpillar
The Spun Glass Caterpillar

The Spun Glass Moth
The Spun Glass Moth

Wattle Cup Caterpillar
Wattle Cup Caterpillar

Wattle Cup Caterpillar 2

Wattle Cup Moth
Wattle Cup Moth

Big Headed Caterpillar
Big Headed Caterpillar

Big Headed Caterpillar 2

Big Headed Moth
Big Headed Moth

Sycamore Caterpillar
Sycamore Caterpillar

Sycamore Moth
Sycamore Moth

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