This is a smartweed caterpillar that I encountered during a visit to the DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Christina Riverfront. It’s a gaudy caterpillar that turns into a rather drab and insipid moth.
I’ve noticed that I’m taking an awful lot of insect and nature pictures lately, so I’ve created a new blog site just dedicated to that. It’s called Delaware Naturalist, so give it a look. My plan is to return this blog to it’s original focus on experiments and such and leave the bugs on the new blog. Let me know what you think.