Are Inch Worms really worms?

177651147.jpgNo. They are not worms at all!

“First, inchworms are caterpillars in the family geometridae. They are so named because they have adapted unique prolegs that allow them to grip onto trees and look like twigs.”

More on their lifecycle here: http://sciencing.com/inchworm-life-cycle-6122809.html

from: http://bugguide.net/node/view/430913

http://animals.mom.me/raise-inchworm-9342.html

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