noun. ['ˈkætəˌpɪlɝ, ˈkætɝˌpɪlɝ'] a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth.
- woolly bear
- Pyrausta nubilalis
- tobacco hornworm
- potato worm
- order Lepidoptera
- tomato worm
- Manduca sexta
- tussock caterpillar
- Phthorimaea operculella
- tomato hornworm
- Spodoptera exigua
- woolly bear caterpillar
- fall armyworm
- wild wilkworm
- corn borer
- lappet caterpillar
- Manduca quinquemaculata
- Spodoptera frugiperda
- measuring worm
- tent caterpillar
- beet armyworm
- army worm
- Pseudaletia unipuncta
- potato tuberworm
- Pieris rapae
- giant silkworm
Words that Rhyme with Caterpillar
How do you spell caterpillar? Is it catterpilar ?
A common misspelling of caterpillar is catterpilar
Example sentences of the word caterpillar
1. Noun, singular or mass
To do that, the caterpillar will wrap itself in a cocoon known as a chrysalis.
Repeating the process two or three times a week helps you to stay on top of the caterpillar infestation.
Quotes containing the word caterpillar
1. The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.
- George Carlin
2. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
3. I am so extreme that I do parkour like a caterpillar gyrates. My movements are slow and methodical, but eventually my free running takes flight. I love the same exact way, and my romance has the essence of a butterfly.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE
adjective. having caterpillar treads or tracks on the wheels.
noun. a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work.