possible imperial moth caterpillar?
My 9year old daughter found the caterpillar we have pictured here on either a mulberry or redbud tree here in central Indiana. We looked at your site and the Caterpillars of the Eastern Forest website and the closest we could come to picking a winner was the Imperial Moth caterpillar… could you confirm or deny? We would love to use this ‘pillar as a school project if we can figure out how to take care of it properly.
You are absolutely correct in you identification. Continue to feed the caterpillar the leaves from the tree you found it eating.