Green caterpillars are one of the most recognizable (and often unwanted) visitors to your garden, and are often found munching on the leaves of various ornamental and edible plants, shrubs, and trees. For the most part, caterpillars are harmless to humans but some may cause skin irritations when touched, or even spit acid in defense! So, it’s a good idea to identify any green caterpillar first before attempting to hand-pick it. If you want to know what you’re dealing with, this A to Z guide will take you through the 32 most common green caterpillars in your yard and how to identify them by their size, markings, spines or spikes, and the type of plants they usually feed on. How to identify green caterpillars Caterpillars are the larvae of various species of moths or butterflies. […]

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