What are the different types of caterpillars? Caterpillars are the real beauty of nature. Colored in the natural color the would-be flies are more than a just a worm. Blessed with natural effect the types of caterpillars are also a natural beauty added to the nature of its own. Moths and Butterflies which are the forms of larva are mainly herbivorous in nature, but rarest species can be found insectivorous too. They mainly feed on the leaves and fruits so they are often called pests in agricultural form. Developed from a cocumb the types of caterpillars are mostly useful in silk factorization.
Different types of caterpillars
The worms are divided into several species based on their behavior and developed forms. Some of the species are listed as
GEOMETRIDS: The Geometrid is soft bodied and grows in molts; only the head capsule is hardened in the full developed worm. They are also named Loopers or inchworms. The name of the worm comes from a Greek word where the Geometrid means earth-measure. They named inchworms due to the method with which they move on the earth like measuring the earth. The most important motive for this strange movement is the removal of the Prolegs leaving the most dangerous section called the Clasper.
MANDIBLES: Themandibles is a kind of sharp and tough pillars as they basically chew leaves. The mist of the Lepidoptera does the same; have exceedingly abridged and soft mandibles. The caterpillar types are known for their destruction of the agriculture and are mainly considered as pests.
The spinnerets are the 3rd in the types of caterpillar worm which is mainly used in the silk development and though they are cultured in the farms top produce silks. The natural silk production is based on this type of caterpillar
SAWLY: Some of the larvae of Hymenoptera are also looking like caterpillars belonging to the Lepidoptera family. They are the different types of caterpillar the types resembles caterpillar and is the main feature of the type is they can disguise themselves with the occurrence of prolegs in every intestinal section. An non-appearance of hooks or crochets on prolegs which is the common characteristic of the Lepidoptera, usually on the capsule head and a lack of the suture which looks
like inverted Y-shape on the forward-facing part of head.
Characteristics of caterpillars
Caterpillars can be differentiated by the characteristics shown below:
• Caterpillars have 5 pairs of prolegs and the sawfly has 6 pair of prolegs.
• The simple eyes are 6 in the caterpillar while the sawfly has only two.
• Sawflies don’t have crotches on the prolegs.
• The crutches are the main characteristics of the caterpillars.
The caterpillars are cryptically colored and bear a resemblance to the plant they feed, they can take a look like thorn and such mimics in the environment. They appear like a certain body part some time, and sometime they are like predators body parts. They have all their physical appearances to save them in cases of the calamities. The chemicals sometimes can be more infectious than acid but most of them just cause regular irritation and allergy. Fully developed caterpillars are more beautiful but they develop some kind of powder to their wings and they also use physical appearance for the defense.