Hickory Horned Devil

Can you help?
Hi. Please see attached photo. We found it in our woods and we have never seen anything like it. We were wondering if you could identify him and let us know what he will become. Its almost as big as my husband’s hand! Not sure what tree it was on. We have a lot of sweetgum and poplar. Thanks so much for your help.
Jennifer Poggemann
Southeastern Indiana

Hi Jennifer,
This is a Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar. Several weeks ago we commented that we expected to see more requests for their identification this year because of the large numbers of adult moth images, the Royal Walnut Moth.

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