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May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What am I ?

I am a Toad lily, and have found a suitable place to put down roots in Keewee's Garden, where I am quite happy to grow, and show of my unusual blooms.

I am a Caterpillar, but what will I be when I grow up?

This big guy, probably around two inches long, was making his way across a path I was coming and going on, as I worked on my garden. It was his bright lime green color which caught my eye and stopped me from stepping on him. I have not seen a caterpillar like this before, so am asking you, my readers, if you know what species it is.

10 comments:

Urban Green said...

What a pretty toad lily!
The other picture looks like a caterpillar unless other blogger friends say otherwise.

Darla said...

Love the Lily...might be a Sulphur Butterfly..

tina said...

Here is a link to the caterpillar but the darned website does not say what it is. http://www.whatsthiscaterpillar.co.uk/Smooth/slides/Green%20Caterpillar%20on%20Elm%20Leaf.html You might be able to find it. It just says it is on an elm leaf. Toadlily for sure-they are great fall plants.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Caterpillars here always on the leaves, never on a path... that fat 2 inch caterpillar must be searching for greener leaves! ~bangchik

tina said...

I think it might be a cabbage looper. See this link. http://www.whatsthiscaterpillar.co.uk/america/smooth.htm

mistaya's M.O.M. said...

I am so jealous..my Toad Lily hasn't even started to bloom yet and we have had 2 nights of heavy frost. I am hoping they are protected enough close to the house to survive. I do love their blooms. Gail

Gail said...

It's a cool caterpillar with that teal green horn! Love the toad lily...I was worried mine wasn't going to bloom, but I see buds!

Ann said...

You even got the blue "horn" of the caterpiller. Definitely not the monarch that my school kids play with.

Are you coming back to NZ to live?

lynn'sgarden said...

My toad lilies are very pale in color this year (probably not enough sun)...I do love them and they are easy!

Anonymous said...

It looks like a hornworm, maybe tobacco or tomato, it will become some kind of a sphinx moth.