Larva of a moth-Geometridae

6967.        I thought this was a stick until I grabbed it, about 2.5 inches long. It was on one of my outdoor plants. No idea what it is. Fredericton, NB. Canada

Number 6967. This is a larva of a moth in the family Geometridae. They often are called inchworms or loopers because of their distinctive mode of locomotion resulting from their having prolegs only at the end of their abdomen. Click here for a short video clip. Some species are excellent twig mimics.