Saturday, September 08, 2007
Just when you think the bugs can't get any crazier, nature steps it up a notch.
This Hickory Horned Devil had all our kids entranced at our last homeschool park day meet-up. First of all, let me say HUGE caterpillar. Enormous! It's the size of a large hot dog. It comes with all the bells and whistles-- large suctiony feet, horns a'plenty, and that alienesque aqua-blue body hue just can't be beat. Later on it will metamorphose into a Royal or Regal Moth. Big caterpillar. Big moth.
**Big thanks to my friend E. for actually having a camera along and letting me share this picture with you.**
Labels: Natural science