We collected this caterpillar about two months ago and we've been watching it ever since. I believe it was a Spotted Apatelode caterpillar. It is now in its chrysalis and we are awaiting its transformation into a moth. The moth that it changes into is called a Spotted Apatelode Moth (I think?). It was fun collecting the leaves for it to eat each day and just watching it eat! It was a great pet and Cassie loved taking care of it each day! Here are some pictures to share.
The caterpillar ate more and more each day!
Here the caterpillar has changed more of a brown color. This was right before the caterpillar changed into the chrysalis! It was much fatter too!
Awaiting the next transformation...Stay tuned!!! Will it be after Winter???
What are your experiences with caterpillars and when they change into a moth or butterfly?