Found this guy tonight on my serviceberry tree! How cool.
cercropia mouth caterpillar in my yard
Congrats queenbeez, what's a find! How is the fella doing now?
YAY!! queenbeez! I have found a few great moths in the last few years. They truly rival butterflies for beauty. It started with a Luna moth caterpillar 3 years ago, and since then I have found a Hickory Horned Devil caterpillar, a Promethea Caterpillar and an Imperial moth Caterpillar. All of which(except the Horned Devil) I brought inside and fed its host until it coccooned and eclosed. They are SO amazing!
The Cecropia Moth is on my must see list, because my mom had a tattoo of one. When she was a child she had one land on her shoulder where it stayed for a long time fluttering its wings. She told me it was as if it was whispering a secret in her ear.