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Quiz: How Many Types of Caterpillars Can You Identify?

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

Take this quiz to see how many butterflies you can ID.

A closeup of a regal moth caterpillar. Cosmin Manci/Shutterstock

Answer: Regal Moth

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Three red admiral caterpillars gathered together on a leaf.Shutterstock / Przemyslaw Muszynski

Answer: Red Admiral

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A zebra swallowtail caterpillar clinging to a leaf.Kevin Collison/Shutterstock

Answer: Zebra Swallowtail

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A pearl crescent caterpillar crossing a stem.Brett_Hondow/Getty Images

Answer: Pearl Crescent

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Rachel Maidl
Rachel Maidl is a senior editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. She enjoys bird-watching in her urban backyard and local state parks, gardening for pollinators and researching new plants. Her favorite backyard visitors are the bumblebees that visit her sedums.

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