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The cutest little caterpillar that I have ever seen! A yellowish-orange coloring, only about an inch in size when not moving. (He can elongate to about 1.5 inches when traveling.) His thorax is quite swollen making his "head" resemble a snake's head. He was also able to raise his "head" in a snake-like way to look back at us. The two large dots on top of his "head" look like huge Littlest Pet Shop eyes. And a line in front resembles a big smile or the mouth of a snake. As I said.... Adorable!!!!
We found his traveling across the fallen pine needles if loblolly pines.
Spotted on Aug 20, 2011
Submitted on Aug 21, 2011