As I was about to pull up a wild cotton plant spotted near my big dam, I noticed this spectacularly marked caterpillar.
Khaki, powder blue and black, in stripes and spots and vees. Then I saw a little one further down the plant. They appear to be double-ended, with those handsome black antennae at each end.
I couldn’t possibly pull out the weed while such beauties were busy eating their way to cocoonhood.
I don’t have a caterpillar book; does anyone know what this will become?