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Unidentified Caterpillar
Hi!
I need help identifying this really neat caterpillar I found here in SW Michigan. It is about 2 1/2 inches long and seems somewhat similair to some larvea of the Antheraea family. I would like to try and raise it and was wondering if it needs to eat now and if so, what should I feed it?
Thanks,
Joanna

Sorry Joanna,
The best we can do is agree it is one of the Giant Silkworm Moth caterpillars, Saturniidae. It somewhat resembles a cecropia moth and it somewhat resembles a cynthia moth, but it doesn’t look exactly like either. We will keep trying to positively identify it.

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