Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

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    My brother found this for me today. I'd never seen this species before and thought that it was worth a picture for the catchy colors and the unique texture.

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    1. gopal1035 79 months ago | reply

      looks like a World War III tank...

    2. DanceswithCameras1 78 months ago | reply

      this is a great shot! wonderful color and crispness! i think that this is sooo rad! way to go!

    3. austenhaines 77 months ago | reply

      wowee! Pretty scary even if friendly!

    4. Ivana. [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

      that cannot be truue!

    5. mayprincesses 69 months ago | reply

      it looks like a cactus with fruit and flower on it.

    6. Lady of the Lens 64 months ago | reply

      This is to inform you that this image was stolen from you and is now posted here:
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    7. flica894 61 months ago | reply

      amazing how all the coulors blend together

    8. Angie Babbit 57 months ago | reply

      if you google image search cecropia moth caterpillar, you might find this: poppypetunia.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_archive.html

    9. markleychic 45 months ago | reply

      is this the same type of larvae? just found it today
      ewwww...looks like an alien creature

    10. Hoeski 34 months ago | reply

      Raising some of these right now...they are unbelievable! this is a great shot.

    11. mindy137 32 months ago | reply

      i found one of these today what do they eat.. lucky26416@yahoo.com

    12. Angie Babbit 32 months ago | reply

      from bugguide.net/node/view/4625 "Larvae feed on leaves of various trees and shrubs including alder, apple, ash, beech, birch, box-elder, cherry, dogwood, elm, gooseberry, maple, plum, poplar, white oak, willow, may also feed on lilac and tamarack"

    13. FriedaDean 31 months ago | reply

      Nature is the boss.

    14. lorenzoviolone 24 months ago | reply

      Very strange...

    15. etienneloves 23 months ago | reply

      Cannot believe I've missed this one all these years living in New England. Wonderful!

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