Butterfly caterpillars ID

Age 6+

Activity Type

spotter sheets

Activity Season

spring summer

Activity Topic

Butterflies and moths Minibeasts

Activity Key Stage

Key Stage 2

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Butterfly caterpillars identification

ID these butterfly caterpillars.

Keep your eyes peeled for wriggly caterpillars scoffing leaves.

  • Lots of caterpillars are green – perfect camouflage against predators like birds
  • Caterpillars are fussy eaters – they’ll only munch on their favourite plants
  • All caterpillars go through stages as they grow. These are called instars

Some caterpillars are very tiny, so you’ll need to look carefully.

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