found a sweet bug
Location: western pennsylvania
March 16, 2012 10:28 pm
I found this little fella while camping. Looks awesome. I was suprised at my phones picture quality. This could be a common insect but I have never seen anything like it. I sorta examined it with a small stick and it had antenna like objects that protruded from the head at my stick. Left a pungent odor on the stick. I like the markings that look like eyes even though that’s not the head.
We understand your weather is unseasonably warm, but we still suspect this prepupal Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar is not a recent sighting. The antennae you describe is a scent organ called an osmeterium.