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What is this Caterpiller?
Location:  Central New Jersey, Howell Ironworks
August 14, 2010 5:28 am
Please help us find a name for this.
Frank & Dustin

Hickory Horned Devil

Hi Frank & Dustin,
We are excited to post your photo as it is our first posting of a Hickory Horned Devil, the caterpillar of the Royal Walnut Moth, that we are making this season.  This is generally regarded to be North America’s largest caterpillar.  Despite its fierce appearance, which has been compared to a Chinese dragon, it is perfectly harmless.

HI DANIEL
THANK YOU FOR IDENTIFING OUR FIND!!!
FRANK & DUSTIN ARACE

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

2 Responses to First Hickory Horned Devil of the season

  1. c says:

    we found one of these in a patk outside Princeton today…it looked a bit injured- on a road. I moved it to dirt.

  2. Lorraine says:

    Glad I found this website. My husband found this caterpillar in our driveway and had never seen one like this and didn’t know what it was. He gave it to our grandson to take to school to see if they could identify
    Thanks again for this site

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