Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Subject: Cecropia Caterpillar
Location: Middlebury, VT
May 3, 2017 2:19 pm
My grandson found this on our maple tree a few years ago and I thought you’d like to have the picture.
Signature: BrendaB

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Dear BrendaB,
We thought this was very early for a Cecropia Caterpillar sighting, especially in Vermont, and then we noticed your digital file is dated 2012.  We would expect to see Cecropia Moth Caterpillar late in the summer.

Oh yes!  I did say it was a few years ago.  I just think the picture is great, so I wanted to share.

And we agree that it is an awesome image, which is why we posted it.
We did not mean to seem dismissive.  We just wanted to inform our readers when to expect to see Cecropia Moth Caterpillars.

Thank you!  I am happy to know when to look for them as I haven’t seen one since 2012.  They seriously look like a Fisher Price toy.  Put a string on the front of it and it could be a pull toy.  J


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