After bleaching a greenhouse today and going home to rest, I put on my tennis shoes to head out and take a short walk. Of course, as I tie my shoes, it starts raining. The rain stopped and I took a short walk in the wet grass at the edge of the woods here.
I found several Variable Oakleaf caterpillars - Lochmaeus manteo - chowing down on oak leaves.
And a couple of Yellow shouldered Slug Moth caterpillars -Lithacodes fasciola - underneath a couple of oak leaves.
A side view reveals the head and legs of this caterpillar. It's head is a tiny little green bump to the left. This caterpillar is SMALL! I edit the photos after I return so that extras, like my hand holding its leaf, won't show in the photo.
But in this photo I decided to edit it twice. The second time I left my hand to show how small this critter is. I don't know yet what kind of egg is on the leaf. It's a fairly large egg. I'll let you know what it is when it hatches. I brought it in out of sheer curiosity.
As I walk, I place any goodies I want to bring home in a paper bag and sort them when I arrive back at the house.
Wandering with a paper bag - how much better can it get?