I found this caterpillar on our patio on Nov. 11th. We have searched our books and the internet and haven’t been able to identify it. However, a google search yielded a picture from this website that is a perfect match. But, we haven’t been able to find the picture to identify it. It’s about 1-1/2″ long. Thanks, Moni!
Your green worm is the Olive green cutworm. It turns into a rather decorative lined dark brown moth.
These are found in meadows or mixed grassy areas in the western half of North America.
This is late to be seeing them, perhaps you have had a warmer than normal fall? They do overwinter as mature larva, so this one was probably looking for a mulched area to hibernate for the winter when you found it.
This caterpillar does not sting or bite.
Yes, there is another green cutworm like yours on this site…it is on Caterpillar Identification Page 1 near the bottom of all the photos and comments.
Thank you for sending your photo!