June 29, 2010
At the end of July, while at the park, we came across this HUGE catepillar on a weeping willow tree. We were all so amazed at it’s size as well as all of the brilliant, differents colors and patterns. We took a lot of pictures and came home and looked in our “Fun with Nature, Take-Along Guide” and we were amazed that we were able to identifiy it. It was soooo exciting for the children as well as their dad and I. We found out that it was a Cecropia Moth Caterpillar. Thought you might like to see some pictures. I must admit, I was a little frightened by the size of it, I did put my hand next to it to try to show the size, but I was afraid to go any closer!!!!
Always looking at nature, GSO, NC
In Greensboro, NC on a weeping willow tree

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Dear nature fans,
Thanks for taking the time to submit your photo of a Cecropia Moth Caterpillar.  It is the first we received this year.

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