CLOSED: Alien Life Form, Need Ident please!

Royston, GA(Zone 7b)

=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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Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

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

Royston, GA(Zone 7b)

Thank you!! We let my BIL and nephew know not to kill it. Found out they are a declining species as well. Thank you!

Lexington, VA(Zone 6a)

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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