Subject: Unidentifiable worm/ caterpillar
Location: High Falls NC.
October 2, 2015 5:44 pm
I live in the Piedmont region of North Carolina in the small community of High Falls. I live in a wooded area, no close neighbors, near Deep River. I found this worm/ caterpillar or whatever it may be crawling in my driveway. I can’t find anyone who has ever seen anything like it can you please try to identify?
Signature: Anna Moore
This is an Imperial Moth Caterpillar, and its size and color indicate it has left the tree upon which it was feeding and it is searching for a suitable place to pupate. Adult Imperial Moths are quite beautiful.