Location: Warren County, New Jersey
September 11, 2011 12:03 pm
On September 11, 2011, after many inches of rain, we saw this rather large caterpillar crossing the street near our house in Warren County, New Jersey. It was 3.25 inches long and about 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide. I’ve never seen anything this large but I’m wondering if you could identify it for us? What will it turn into?
Signature: Curious in NJ
Dear Curious in NJ,
This Imperial Moth Caterpillar will bury itself to pupate and it will emerge as an adult Imperial Moth next year.