Inchworm vs Caterpillar - What's the difference?

inchworm | caterpillar |


As nouns the difference between inchworm and caterpillar

is that inchworm is the larva of a moth of the family geometridae while caterpillar is the larva of a butterfly or moth; leafworm.

inchworm

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The larva of a moth of the family Geometridae.
  • Synonyms

    * (larva) geometrid, looper, measuring worm, spanworm

    caterpillar

    Alternative forms

    * caterpiller (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The larva of a butterfly or moth; leafworm.
  • The bird just ate that green caterpillar .
  • A vehicle with a caterpillar track; a crawler.
  • Synonyms
    * (moth or butterfly larva)
    Derived terms
    * caterpillar catcher * caterpillar eater * caterpillar hunter * caterpillar track * tent caterpillar

    See also

    * pillar