View Full Version : green caterpillar turned brown.... is it dying?

06-19-2011, 09:14 AM
We believe we've found a Polyphemus Moth in the form of a caterpillar. It was a bright green and definitely alive yesterday. We put it in our butterfly house to watch it and hopefully it would turn into something.

This morning when we checked on it, we noticed it is brown. I've been checking and checking online and in our insect guide to see if it's dying.

Does anyone know if it's dying or if it can be saved?

ETA: I think it's dying... but I don't know. We'll do what we can to save it. Our field guide says that its easily raised indoors and by children, which is promising but I don't know...

06-19-2011, 02:34 PM
It's not turning into a cocoon is it?