This Caterpillar, common name for the larva of a moth or butterfly, was photographed eating(the small black spot)
a White Trillium wildflower in Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. Caterpillars have distinct heads and are segmented and wormlike. Some moths and butterflies remain caterpillars for two or three months, others for about 10 months, hibernating through the winter in this stage. In the Arctic are some forms that require two or three years to develop from egg to adult.
Canon EOS 1d MK3, EF 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens, Gitzo Tripod