A pretty darn ugly Caterpillar becomes a lovely Butterfly.

Denise Gilmer noticed this Caterpillar, and I must say it isn't pretty! That's a face only a mother could love.

American Painted Lady, Vanessa virginiensis, Caterpillar by Denise GilmerBut, like the ugly duckling, it turns into a beautiful butterfly, an American Painted Lady. The photo below was taken by Robert Van Syoc.


Thanks to Denise and Robert for allowing me to share their photos with you here.