Caterpillar of Hercules Moth
(Photo: copyright of Mike Cermak)
But if a caterpillar is kept too wet, it becomes susceptible to fatal infection by fungus. If it is kept too dry, it can die from dehydration. Looking after a caterpillar requires balanced care.
Frequently Asked Questions about Caterpillars
(updated 5 September 2001, 5 January 2014)