I was out in the yard doing, you guessed it, yard work. I was working on spraying weeds to, you guessed it again, get rid of them. Spring time is a great time of the year with comfortable weather, cool breezes, and re-growth. Unfortunately, it can bring a lot of yard work along with it. But, it is nice to get outside and enjoy the weather. Even though I would rather be playing golf in the same weather. But, if I had gone golfing instead of yard work I would not have gotten the pictures of the caterpillars below.
I was spraying the yard and came across two caterpillars on one of the weeds I was about to spray. Well, I didn’t want to kill them so I pulled the weed and placed it away from where I was spraying. I went inside and grabbed my Ollo Clip and got some good macro pictures and video of them and then left them to do their thing.
I could not find out what kind of caterpillars I captured in these pictures and video, but I found some information on caterpillars in general.
Caterpillars are the larval form of moths and butterflies. They are rich in protein, which lead predators to liking to eat them. However, there are caterpillars that are poisonous. Some can even cause serious harm even to humans. They are also considered pests to agriculture as they are voracious eaters. Most caterpillars are herbivores, but some are insectivores.
If you happen to know what kind of caterpillars these are, then please let me know in the comments below!
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I took these photos and video with the Ollo Clip macro lens (Check out the Ollo Clip Product Review)
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