February 10, 2011 8:13 am
This bug was found inside the house, under the bed covers! Friends are laughingly calling it the ”horny caterpillar” … can you enlighten us please?
Awesome. This is a Hickory Horned Devil, the larva of the Royal Walnut Moth, and it is the largest Caterpillar in North America. Your letter did not indicate if this was a recent discovery (which we doubt) or if it was found in bed last autumn. We did not get as many submissions of Hickory Horned Devils this past season as we have in years past.