When I was a kid growing up in a southside of Chicago suburb, myself and friends of mine would go to nearby open fields and catch insects. A special treat for us was a caterpillar. We would put them in a jar, watch them spin a cocoon then later, turn into a butterfly.
We basically knew which caterpillars turned into which butterfly and traded them like baseball cards. You could get two Monarch caterpillars for one Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar. But the real fun was watching them change.
I have since forgotten everything I knew from youth about caterpillars, but I still photograph then when I come across one. Below are some of the caterpillar photos I have taken in the past couple of years. I don't have good reference on them, some day I hope to find a good reference. But for now, I'll let you imagine what they eventually turned into. In my opinion, most of these are probably moth caterpillars.
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