It could kind of freak people out to find a bug in their food but I imagine all kinds of bugs have been all over the food that comes from the garden. How could it not?
I kind of have a soft spot for bugs, for some odd reason. I don’t even kill spiders. When I was a kid, I even kept slugs. I figure this caterpillar could live out his life in this jar, with a chunk of corn and be pretty happy. He seems to be growing pretty well.
Sad to say, he is actually a fairly harmful critter, known as a corn earworm. He will turn into an ugly moth in about a month it seems. While I am not inclined to kill him, I am not excited about moths, or crop infesting creatures. I guess I will decide what becomes of him when that time comes.