Butterfly Caterpillars

These are butterfly caterpillars that I’ve found and been able to identify.  I’ve tried to rear most of them, so I could confirm the ID by seeing the adult.  Some didn’t survive my rearing, so the IDs are based on information and observations from other resources – primarily David Wagner’s book on caterpillars (Caterpillars of Eastern North America), and Bugguide.net.

Click on a photo to see my page about that insect with larger photos of the caterpillar.

Family Hesperiidae


Family Lycaenidae


Family Nymphalidae



Family Papilionidae



Family Pieridae