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Difficult to describe! Minute in size, easy to overlook. Approximately 1/8 to 3/8". Graywhite in color. Body is segmented. Growths extend from segments. Organism is caterpillar/wormlike.


Backyard garden on the Coneflower.


This is a very difficult spotting to describe as this organism is barely big enough to see. There are two of these graywhite and one dark brown beings in the garden. The brown organism is on the Black-Eyed Susan. When I first saw it, I thought it was shed, dead petals from the butterfly bush....until it moved!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Eis4Xtreme 10 years ago
Camouflaged Looper Caterpillar
Synchlora aerata Camouflaged Looper - Synchlora aerata - BugGuide.Net

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ElaineWebb 10 years ago

Thank you, Jakubko! It sure fooled me; I had no idea it was a living organism until it moved!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Wonderful! This is a caterpillar in the subfamily Geometrinae. The caterpillar sticks debris onto itself to make it look more like a twig.

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Aug 14, 2013
Submitted on Aug 16, 2013

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