Calleta Silk moth caterpillar

Turquoise studs. People are often surprised with the different forms and colours of silkmoth caterpillars. This has a particularly colourful caterpillar studded with small turquoise crowns that are tipped with short, black spines.

Name: Calleta Silkmoth

Latin: Eupackardia calleta

Family: Saturniidae

Origin: Texas

Food plant: Privet

Calleta Silkmoth closeup of prolegs
Calleta silkmoth thumbnail