September 02, 2007

What the heck are these??!?

This morning I was taking out the garbage and almost stepped on ONE of these. I almost called out to the kids to come see the caterpillar, but thought better of it when I remembered I have 3 kids, and there was only ONE capterpillar. After lunch the kids went outside to "go find something to do or you might literally drive mom to the looney bin." B came running in the house seconds later "MOM! We found some caterpillars! Get a bucket!!" I was thinking *two* and casually got an ice cream bucket for the kids prize possessions. I screamed in horror when 1/2 hour later then came in the door with THIS!!!

I immediately called dh and told him if we were not home when he came home from work that we'd been taken over by what I *assume?* is armyworms. Im not sure if that's what these are, the picture does not do it justice (sadly) there are at least 80 in there. I can't find an exact picture of an armyworm that looks like this online. Anyone know for sure?!?


Joy said...

They certainly look like army worms or Tent Caterpillars.

Jen said...

Tent caterpillars? Looking them up now! Thanks Joy! :)