Hickory Horned Devil?
We found this big guy on a manzanita bush south of Tucson. After checking your website we believe it to be a Hickory Horned Devil, but we don’t know if they are common in Arizona. Can you please help us out? Thank you.
J.D. and Jennifer
Hi J.D. and Jennifer,
The Citheronia splendens sinaloensis Caterpillar in your photo is in the same genus as the Hickory Horned Devil. It does not have a common name. We might propose Arizona Devil for the Caterpillar.