Subject: 3rd and 4th instar Snowberry Clearwing Caterpillars
Location: Southern Illinois
July 25, 2013 10:19 pm
I think these guys are 3rd and 4th instar Snowberry Clearwing caterpillars. Judging from the overall size at about an inch an a half, head-capsule size, and coloration.
Found both of them on the same honeysuckle vine out in the swamp today.
Thank you for submitting your excellent photos of Snowberry Clearwing Caterpillars for our archives. It is interesting how caterpillars change their markings and colors as they molt and grow.