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What is it?
Hi bugman,
I found this caterpillar happily munching on one of my hibiscus plants. I checked your web page but was unable to identify it based on all the other photos. Can you tell me what it might be?
Thanks
Terri
Punta Gorda, Florida

Hi Terri,
This is an Io Moth Caterpillar, one of the Giant Silkworm Moths, though not one of the largest. The spines are mildly poisonous.

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