Fort Howard Park: Hyalophora Cecropia Caterpillar
As summer comes to a close, and crisp fall air brings out the hoodies, the family and I have been trying to soak up every last ounce of time outside. During one of our family adventures at Fort Howard Park, we came across this not-so-little guy. After consulting some friends, and the great wise owl known as Google, we determined that he is a hyalophora cecropia caterpillar. Not only is he an incredibly interesting looking caterpillar, but he will grow into the most amazing looking moth. I sure hope to see one in a few weeks!
He also made a tasty snack.
Okay, not really. *no caterpillars were harmed in the making of this post*
LauraSeptember 18, 2013
I have seen a bunch of these where I run and always wondered what they were!
DaniSeptember 18, 2013
So fun! This not so little guy is cute! And I love that you referred to google as the great wise owl.
Erin WheelerSeptember 18, 2013
He looks pretty cute but would not recommend eating him! lol! Love this!
Emilia JaneSeptember 18, 2013
tPozSeptember 18, 2013
wow – that is a really interesting looking caterpillar!! Isn’t nature amazing!?
Angela SnyderSeptember 18, 2013
Haha, love that little guy!!!!!
Urška MajerSeptember 18, 2013
It looks cute!
BreaSeptember 20, 2013
Hahaha “Great wise owl” google. He looks prickly. My step brother in law saw one similar the other day and got stung by it and his whole hand swelled up. Not fun.