This brilliant green caterpillar was asleep (diapause) in a pot of asters. I was repotting plants for the spring native plant on April 30th. I don’t know what species it is even my caterpillar guide couldn’t tell me.
This little caterpillar is the same shade of spring green as the new green leaves of plants. This is perfect for camouflage.
I am a trained naturalist, writer, and environmental education teacher living in the great city of Philadelphia in the beautiful Delaware River Valley. I blog about gardening and nature in Philadelphia. I teach workshops and generally try to have a good time.