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Magwar
Royston, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 28, 2005
2:59 PM

Post #1725146

=D Well it looks alien to me!! We have never seen this little bugger here before and I would like any information on it. (poisonous, what is it, etc) My nephew found this next door at his house. So if there is one there has to be many more!

Help us please before we are taken over! lol

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TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 28, 2005
3:50 PM

Post #1725262

That is a "hickory horned devil" caterpillar. They are completely harmless. They will turn into rather attractive large moths. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/O&T/trees/note108/note108.html
Magwar
Royston, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2005
1:49 AM

Post #1726423

Thank you!! We let my BIL and nephew know not to kill it. Found out they are a declining species as well. Thank you!
rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2005
9:23 AM

Post #1726970

The Hickory Horn Devil refers to the caterpillar. The adult moth is known as the 'Regal Moth', a member of the Saturninidae family. Stunning moth!

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