Hyalophora cecropia

Weird looking guy

I was out walking my dog a few weeks ago and came across this creature. It appears to be the caterpillar of a Hyalophora cecropia! Which is North Americas largest moth! The thing was easily 4-5 inches long. Apparently it did not smell good though as my dog wasnt interested in it. Once hatched they only live about 60 days, and there is only one generation a year.

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