If you wondered what the insect eggs from last week’s post hatched into, here’s a peek at the tiny caterpillar. To give you a sense of scale, I placed it on a white paper towel with a human hair.
Check out how big the head capsule is in relation to its body.
This looping behavior suggests it is a cabbage looper caterpillar.
I scooped it up with a fine paintbrush and put it back on a plant when I was done. Maybe it will grow into one of these: