Quiz: How Many Types of Caterpillars Can You Identify?

Updated: Mar. 23, 2022

Whether you’re a bug expert or new to the world of insects, scroll through our quiz and see how many types of interesting caterpillars you can name.

A closeup of a cecropia moth on a stem.
Russ Hayes

Answer: Cecropia Moth

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A white-marked tussock caterpillar on a rose stem.
Elisabeth Smith

Answer: White-Marked Tussock

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A monarch caterpillar bends around a milkweed plant.
Kenneth Shaull

Answer: Monarch

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Black swallowtail caterpillar on dill.
Larry Burk

Answer: Black Swallowtail

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A gulf fritillary caterpillar on a leaf.
Steve Shattles

Answer: Gulf Fritillary

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A closeup of a regal moth caterpillar.
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Answer: Regal Moth

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Three red admiral caterpillars gathered together on a leaf.
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Answer: Red Admiral

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A zebra swallowtail caterpillar clinging to a leaf.
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Answer: Zebra Swallowtail

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A pearl crescent caterpillar crossing a stem.
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Answer: Pearl Crescent

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