Moth caterpillars ID
Minibeasts Butterflies and moths
Activity Key Stage
Key Stage 2
Find and identify these moth caterpillars.
Moths start life as caterpillars. Take this ID sheet with you next time you’re out and about, and see how many moth caterpillars you can find.
- Some moth caterpillars are covered in hairs, but others are smooth
- As they grow, caterpillars go through different stages called instars
- Caterpillars are fussy eaters – they’ll only munch on their favourite plants
Don’t touch the caterpillars you find. They’re very delicate and their hairs can make your skin itch.