Eupackardia calleta silkmoth caterpillar closeup

Closeup of prolegs. This picture shows the 'false' legs of a caterpillar in motion. These are lost in the pupal stage. The white hairs act as sensory feelers for when the caterpillar is moving.

Name: Calleta Silkmoth

Latin: Eupackardia calleta

Family: Saturniidae

Origin: Texas

Food plant: Privet

Calleta silkmoth caterpillar Eupackardia calleta
Calleta silkmoth thumbnail