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Cecropia caterpillar

Hyalophora cecropia

Description:

4th instar Cecropia. this guy is one of my released specimens... this is how he looked 1 week later, when I went to check on him. Still on the same branch, eating away! note the bright blue iridescence common to the 4th instar.

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6 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Incredible capture!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Hermosa coloración!!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome spot! I had no idea these were so colorful!

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman 9 years ago

WONDERFUL!!!

Joanna Stebing
Joanna Stebing 9 years ago

black cherry leaves. I introduced willow as well, temporarily, so I could ease a handful of them into being released on a willow tree nearby. They took to it quite readily- but seem to prefer cherry if there's a choice.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Very cool Joanna! What are they eating?

Joanna Stebing
Spotted by
Joanna Stebing

Huntington, Indiana, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 9, 2012

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