Weekly Photo Challenge: Green Leaf Chomper

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”

A couple of weeks ago I noticed debris on spinach leaves in the garden, and that huge bites had been taken out of some of them. It was the next day that I discovered this fellow:

I removed him from the garden and have been on the lookout for others, but have found none–the chomping has stopped.

This evening I tried to identify the worm/caterpillar, but discovered two things: first, that there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of different types of green worms and second, that I find looking at caterpillar pictures vaguely nauseating.  Anyone who has thoughts as to the identity of this rascal, please comment.

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7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Green Leaf Chomper

    1. Hi again, I went to the website and sent in a couple of pictures. We’ll see if they come up with an ID. I was interested to read this on the site: “Surprisingly, most of the larval stages of butterflies and moths are simply unrecognizable to scientists, and caterpillar photographs are very difficult to identify.” I never cease to be amazed by the vastness and diversity of nature. 😊

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