Common Buckeye Caterpillar

This attractive caterpillar will turn into an attractive butterfly with large eye spots!

If you look at it closely, you will see metallic blue spots. So cool!

One plant this caterpillar likes to eat is the common plantain.

photos Hester Burch

Found by visiting fourth graders at Elms Oct. 2012.

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