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Subject: Caterpillars
Location: Minnesota
August 9, 2015 8:42 pm
Found this on our Apple tree her in Minnesota. He was munching on a leaf. It was a little fatter than my thumb and about 3 inches long.
Signature: Cindy

Cecropia Caterpillar

Cecropia Caterpillar

Hi Cindy,
This is a Cecropia Moth Caterpillar, and according to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on leaves of various trees and shrubs including alder, apple, ash, beech, birch, box-elder, cherry, dogwood, elm, gooseberry, maple, plum, poplar, white oak, willow.  may also feed on lilac and tamarack.”  The adult Cecropia Moth is a magnificent creature.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Minnesota

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