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what kind of worm/caterpillar is this??

they are eating up one of my coleus out back. they are pretty skinny and green, they have feet on each end, but not in the middle. i do notice that they poop alot lol. i thought maybe they might be inchworms? anyone have any idea what they are? do they do anything besides eat leaves (do they turn into anything?) i pinched off the leaves they were on and put them in my sons' bug box so he could look at them for a while. i just wanted to know if they were beneficial in any way (besides being food for birds lol). if they're just gonna be eating up my plants i won't feel bad squishing them lol


Asked by princessbeth79 at 8:14 AM on Sep. 3, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • They're called inchworms--they can be bright green or brown

    And they turn into Geometer Moths--that come in lots of pretty colors


    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:23 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • can you post a pic? There are litterally thousands of different green caterpillars out there. Most likely, it will turn in to something.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:18 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • ok, thanks lorikeet. i will keep them in the bug box with a plant so they can eat and my kids can watch them change. they'll like that (and i'll like not having them eating my coleus lmao)

    Comment by princessbeth79 (original poster) at 8:25 AM on Sep. 3, 2010