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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

Hickory Horned Devil

Hi Briana,
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.

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