On a recent hike to Highbanks Metropark we came across this little caterpillar on the trail. What to do when you see a caterpillar on the ground.....
Look up. We then knew that there was a Catalpa tree above us and that the leaves had been fed upon by something - could our caterpillar have fallen from one of those delicious leaves?
We looked around for Catalpa leaves that we could access closer to the ground and look what we found:
They turned out to be Catalpa Sphinx Caterpillars! It pays to look up, down and all around when outdoors!