Location: Western PA
September 12, 2011 6:57 am
We found this beautiful bug. Can you tell us what it is?
Signature: Amy Guthridge

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Hi Amy,
This is the caterpillar of a Cecropia Moth, and judging by its size, the season and the silk it is spinning, it may be getting ready to form a cocoon.  Cecropia Moths are the largest North American Silkmoths.

Location: Pennsylvania

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