Subject: millipede in Princeton, NJ
Location: Princeton, NJ
September 17, 2012 9:41 am
Dear WTB – can you please tell me what type of millipede this is? I found him while on a bike ride in Princeton, NJ this past weekend. He was about 6 inches long and almost an inch thick! Thanks you!
Signature: Briana DeSanto
This is not a millipede. It is a Hickory Horned Devil, the largest North American caterpillar, and arguably the most distinctive North American caterpillar as well. Despite a fierce appearance, it is perfectly harmless.