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BIG caterpillar
Location:  Accomack County, VA
September 18, 2010 2:36 pm
Saw this big guy crawling up a tree in the woods near our house on the Eastern Shore of Virginia recently, and was wondering what it is. Fully extended, it was 4-5 inches long, and as big around as my thumb. I’ve never seen one close to that size before. Any help on the ID would be appreciated. Thanks.
Signature:  Linda C.

Imperial Moth Caterpillar

Hi Linda,
This impressive creature is the caterpillar of the Imperial Moth.

Another mystery solved! Many thanks.

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