Subject: Caterpillar?
Location: Buffalo, NY
August 20, 2017 10:47 am
Can you tell me what this is and is it harmful?
Thank you
Signature: Sue

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Dear Sue,
This impressive caterpillar is a Cecropia Moth Caterpillar.  It is perfectly harmless unless a morbid and irrational fear of the unknown causes a person who encounters one to flee, and run in front of a car.  Even the most benign creatures can be a contributing factor in the harming of a human being.   The caterpillar will eventually metamorphose into a gorgeous, and very large Cecropia Moth.

Location: Buffalo, New York

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