I looked down at the edge of the driveway and noticed an inch worm making its’ way into the dirt.  When I examined it I wondered, is an inchworm really an inch long?  When I placed it on a ruler I saw it was three-quarters of an inch, at least this one was.  As I photographed the inchworm it lay still and looked more like a twig, a rather effective camouflage.  Enjoy the up close and personal look at this intriguing tiny creature.

Inchworms are classified in the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Lepidoptera, family Geometridae.

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Inchworms lack appendages in the middle portion of their body, causing them to have a characteristic looping gait. They are also called loopers.

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This inchworm proved to be three-quarters of an inch.  It was very effective at looking like a twig.

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Seems animals and insects, like humans, cannot resist getting into each other’s business.

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Three-Quarter Inch Worm

Looper, Inchworm on my property in Sarasota, Florida

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