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Subject: Big green bug
Location: Oro Station Ontario
October 14, 2013 11:28 am
What is this. What does it become ?
Found in central Ontario in a wood pile.
Signature: Lisa

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Hi Lisa,
This is the caterpillar of a Cecropia Moth.  It was most likely looking for a place to spin a cocoon in preparation for the approaching winter.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Oro Station, Ontario, Canada

2 Responses to Cecropia Caterpillar from Canada

  1. Serena says:

    my friend found this Cecropia catterpillar in our apartment drive way and she has him in a bug catcher home and her dad said that he could be poisoness and also he is a long way from home i just noticed that he was originally from toronto and we found him in windsor ontario if you can get back to us on what we should do that would be great thanks

    Serena & Marissa

    • bugman says:

      Cecropia Moths, and their caterpillars, are native to your area. Neither Cecropia Moths nor their caterpillars are poisonous.

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