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Adult female is orange and cream (and is shown on my face in my thumbnail). North America's largest moth larva. Awesome is the description for this caterpillar.
One of the largest of the Giant Silkworm moths in the Family Saturniidae. I found this larva just 15 feet from my front door feeding on sycamore. I usually find it feeding on black walnut and sumac. Host plants are deciduous trees including ash, butternut, hickory, walnut sycamore. It is my very favorite larva. Not long after I brought the larva in to rear it went underground to pupate. When it came off of its food plant I placed it in a 5 gallon bucket of woods soil and after about a day on "walkabout" it finally tunneled underground.