The Leaf-Eating, Tree-Damaging, Little Green Caterpillar
Types of Green Caterpillars with Identification Guide and Pictures
How to Tell Good Caterpillars from Bad Caterpillars
Green caterpillars are some of the most commonly recognizable crawling insects in the wild. All types of caterpillars, including green ones, gorge on a diet of plant and tree leaves. Some of the largest and fattest insects in the Lepidoptera order are green caterpillars.
This guide will help you identify the green caterpillar you found. There's a simple reason that so many caterpillars are green — it's so they can blend in with the leaves that they feed on. Because green is the most common caterpillar color, it's easy to get confused when you're trying to identify one.