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Bright Green Caterpillar w/ Yellow with Black spotted horns - Hyalophora cecropia

Bright Green Caterpillar w/ Yellow with Black spotted horns - Hyalophora cecropia
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
September 7, 2007
Size: 4 inches
Bright green in color, about 4 inches long, belly area has blue nub feet?, top has yellow w/ black horns?



picture of green caterpillar
do you not think this a cecropia moth? what does "moved " mean in your comment....after I took pic in Sept. this caterpillar has made a chrysallis on the underside of a mesh like table that is outdoors, I have placed it under a bush as it will not be it ok if it gets snowed on? Barbara Townsend "Twinthings"

"What does moved mean?"
Your image was placed at some time on a page that contains all the unidentified caterpillars, the Butterflies and Moths page. We were looking through all the caterpillars and tagged all those that were in Saturniidae and moved them to that page. Now that you call our attention to this specific image, we would definitely agree with Cecropia and will move it there. You will get another "Moved" message.
What does it mean?
The images are linked to a place in the guide, the guide page. There are guide pages for ID Request, for order, for family, for genus, for species, etc. Your image could be linked to any of those pages. Right now it resides on the family page and is accessible by going to the family or any point in the taxonomy higher than that. If you look at the strip at the top of your image, you can see its current placement in the guide. We will move it to the Cecropia species page where it will reside with all the other images of Cecropia. Once it is moved, you can click on Info and get information on the species or click on Images and see all the other images of Cecropia that have been posted to BugGuide. Hope this helps, but feel free to ask more.
Being outside should be fine, that's exactly where it would be if left on its own. There is an article in the Forums on caterpillar raising if you would like to know more.

Cecropia Moth, I think
compare below and see guide.

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