Finding Caterpillars > Caterpillar Strip Patterns

While looking for caterpillars in the field, you will first notice that many bugs will chew on leaves. Butterfly caterpillar feeding damage as compared to moth caterpillar feeding damage or those from other insects can be unique and traceable to certain butterfly species or species groups.

This photo gallery shows some examples of differing types of butterfly caterpillar feeding damage and can help improve your chances of finding butterfly caterpillars in the field.