You Need to Know About This Caterpillar

  • Published: 13 September 2019
  • Citheronia regalis is a giant silk moth...though these don't actually produce silk, which is why it's better to go by their family name saturniidae. Citheronia regalis actually digs into the ground to pupate instead of building a cocoon, silk.

    There are over 2400 species of saturniid moths and each of them have this same life cycle. They stuff themselves with food during their caterpillar stage and then use their adult, flying stage only as a way to find a mate for the next generation.

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Comments • 1 667

  • Royal Ermine
    Royal Ermine  17 hours back

    You might want to consider Nudibranchs (sea slugs) - some of those are simply incredible!

    • Space Moth
      Space Moth  1 days back

      I feel appreciated lol

      • Simply Okay
        Simply Okay  5 days back

        Moths, the Mongolia of the insect world.

        • MFK
          MFK  6 days back

          everyone is crying at the dread hypnotic flying of the bee of the bird of the moth

          • Michi Melody
            Michi Melody  2 weeks back

            I did not know that some caterpillars could STING YOU!!... I had a yellow one with black spikes fall on me which then made me freak out which then made me try to brush it off (bad idea by the way) it rolled down my neck and back, stinging me and gave me a serious allergic reaction. Kind of scared of caterpillars since then. These are things people should be teaching children- I was not warned. This happened when i was in my 20's it's a shame I used to love caterpillars.

            • TheHANburgler
              TheHANburgler  2 weeks back

              Leave the caterpillar / butterfly facts to ZeFrank

              • TheManTheMythD
                TheManTheMythD  2 weeks back

                If everything that isn't a butterfly is a moth, does that mean a caterpillar is a moth? Does that mean most caterpillars (which are moths) turn into moths (which are also moths), but some caterpillars (still moths) turn into butterflies (not moths)?

                • Bag Plays
                  Bag Plays  2 weeks back

                  I want to hold one they look so cute squishy

                  • Crystal Furness
                    Crystal Furness  3 weeks back

                    Thank you for showing the weird and wonderful creatures in our backyards. I have always been awed by nature, but the creatures you highlight inspire me to be a smarter human when it comes to protecting the Earth. It's not just about the large creatures. It's about all creatures.

                    • yaelaed whyel
                      yaelaed whyel  3 weeks back

                      Am I the only one who is kind of sad that these moths never get to just enjoy living? Not even for a day? come on!

                      • Saving Bee
                        Saving Bee  3 weeks back

                        Have you seen the hummingbird moths yet? Half hummingbird half moth... They pollinate at night.

                        • Liah Abercrombie
                          Liah Abercrombie  3 weeks back

                          I don’t know why I thought it would be a good idea to watch this while eating breakfast. Weird experience.

                          • Julianne Hale
                            Julianne Hale  3 weeks back


                            • Julianne Hale
                              Julianne Hale  3 weeks back

                              the rosy maple moth is just so burial

                              • Terrace Brown
                                Terrace Brown  3 weeks back

                                Moths Are Beautiful too

                                • Eto ace
                                  Eto ace  3 weeks back

                                  oh! just a (personal) fun fact that I noticed!... a character that I've made (inspired on a european moth) is from the Geometridae families!

                                  • lilahdog 568
                                    lilahdog 568  3 weeks back

                                    Psychologist: the hickory horned devil isn't real and cannot hurt you

                                    The hickory horned devil:

                                    • Hen Peckedlizard
                                      Hen Peckedlizard  3 weeks back

                                      I bet YouTube is glad I finnally watched this

                                      • Ruari
                                        Ruari  4 weeks back

                                        I actually think that moth is arguably a prettier word than butterfly in English. But papillon and mariposa are very good words for butterfly in French and Spanish respectively. Incidentally some moths in French are Papillion de nuit. But others are la mite, which isn’t as good.

                                        • Fae Agenda
                                          Fae Agenda  4 weeks back

                                          I love moths and I will defend them

                                          • Sceptical Hyenas
                                            Sceptical Hyenas  4 weeks back

                                            Yeah, HHDs are pretty fancy. But if you're looking for some really wild guys, check out brahman moth caterpillars

                                            • Amanda Blyth
                                              Amanda Blyth  4 weeks back


                                              • Katlin Seagraves
                                                Katlin Seagraves  4 weeks back

                                                This weekend while hiking I saw a giant swallowtail caterpillar for the first time. They are amazing! They disguise themselves as bird poop on tree limbs. And when agitated or scared, they reach out these red antennas that have a liquid on them. The liquid isn't poisonous, but it has a terrible smell to it.

                                                • bluesageful
                                                  bluesageful  4 weeks back

                                                  My daughter walked into the house one day holding a Hickory Horned Devil. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. We measured it, it was 7" long! Kept it over winter and one night we heard fluttering. It was the REGAL Moth! Let her go outside.

                                                  • Aurora Elite V
                                                    Aurora Elite V  4 weeks back

                                                    Its green not blue

                                                    • jcllings
                                                      jcllings  4 weeks back

                                                      MOTHRA LIVES:

                                                      • Katie Drew
                                                        Katie Drew  4 weeks back

                                                        Here's more "proof" of EVOLUTION, along with Mocking Birds!!!

                                                        • no name
                                                          no name  4 weeks back

                                                          that's the purpose of this caterpillar? do they provide any benefit at all?

                                                          • HonkyTonks
                                                            HonkyTonks  4 weeks back

                                                            "A moth is anything that isn't a butterfly"

                                                            That awkward moment when you realise you're a moth

                                                            • lilahdog 568
                                                              lilahdog 568  3 weeks back

                                                              Me: swats at a bug flying around a lamp

                                                              My dad: what's all the damn noise!? I

                                                              Me: nothing new, just moths killing moths

                                                          • Tyrell Suraiya
                                                            Tyrell Suraiya  4 weeks back

                                                            AND then there was MOTHRA

                                                            • Lockwie Lockwie
                                                              Lockwie Lockwie  4 weeks back

                                                              In French moths are just night butterflies (papillons de nuit)

                                                              • graveyardrumblers
                                                                graveyardrumblers  4 weeks back

                                                                Aposematic hotdogs😳

                                                                • Asif Ifas
                                                                  Asif Ifas  4 weeks back

                                                                  I never thought ide find this stuff interesting but I do. Thanks i guess.

                                                                  • ρ я є т т у|fєαяѕ

                                                                    Moths freak me out but your infectious enthusiasm kept me watching the video

                                                                    • Mega MindyLou
                                                                      Mega MindyLou  4 weeks back

                                                                      Real life Pokémon!

                                                                      • Rebecca Sohn
                                                                        Rebecca Sohn  4 weeks back

                                                                        JuICy BoIiiIi

                                                                        • Rebecca Sohn
                                                                          Rebecca Sohn  4 weeks back

                                                                          Just thought I would draw attention to these award-winning caterpillar descriptions. I'm dead.

                                                                        • Rebecca Sohn
                                                                          Rebecca Sohn  4 weeks back

                                                                          Gigantic food bags

                                                                        • Rebecca Sohn
                                                                          Rebecca Sohn  4 weeks back

                                                                          Basically a hot dog with legs

                                                                      • kxr
                                                                        kxr  4 weeks back

                                                                        Moths are just nocturnal butterflies.

                                                                        • Steve Bloom
                                                                          Steve Bloom  4 weeks back

                                                                          Eat eat eat fly sex. Pretty jealous

                                                                          • Baylie Nixon
                                                                            Baylie Nixon  4 weeks back

                                                                            I love my caterpillar babies, and I still love them when I have to set them free when they turn into moths.

                                                                            • mark harris
                                                                              mark harris  4 weeks back

                                                                              This idiot has oral diarrhea

                                                                              • Shining Kobe
                                                                                Shining Kobe  4 weeks back

                                                                                “You Need To Know About This Caterpillar”
                                                                                Me: do I though
                                                                                Him: yes
                                                                                Me: ok
                                                                                Us: ok

                                                                                • Roberto Arboleda
                                                                                  Roberto Arboleda  4 weeks back

                                                                                  It looks green to me. Am I daltonic? Is my phone crap?

                                                                                  • Katherine the Aroha
                                                                                    Katherine the Aroha  4 weeks back

                                                                                    this is a bad time to have a moth phobia!

                                                                                    • Mars Gold
                                                                                      Mars Gold  4 weeks back

                                                                                      The content I’ve been waiting for

                                                                                      • Jpracz BR
                                                                                        Jpracz BR  4 weeks back

                                                                                        No i dont

                                                                                        • Michael Fresh
                                                                                          Michael Fresh  4 weeks back

                                                                                          What about the Luna moth they get big

                                                                                          • Michael Fresh
                                                                                            Michael Fresh  4 weeks back


                                                                                            • tânia santos
                                                                                              tânia santos  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Venezuelan Poodle Moth.
                                                                                              You're welcome.