Inchworms are not worms…they are caterpillars!

Craig Tooley photographed this inchworm working its way up a redwood tree near Craig's house.

Inchworms aren’t actually worms; they are caterpillars who will transform into Geometer Moths. These caterpillars have legs only at both ends of their bodies, which makes them arch their bodies up as they travel along looking for insects. They are also called Measuring Worms.

Take a look at this video Craig took of the inchworm. They sure have a unique way of moving.

Thanks to Craig for allowing me to share his photo and video with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is the link to his website:

One thought on “Inchworms are not worms…they are caterpillars!

  1. Tanya

    Nothing settles me gently into the moment more than watching things in nature such as this. Thank you Craig and Jeanne. 🙂

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