Caterpillar?

Asked September 20, 2016, 11:51 PM EDT

Hello, While on a walk here in MD, I noticed the little creature in the attachment. It's green, with some yellow antennas and what look like fangs, and looks a bit fuzzy. I thought it was some type of caterpillar, but wanted to find out for sure, what kind, and get out more info about it. Thanks, K. Reitman

Montgomery County Maryland insect identification imperial moth caterpillar

1 Response

Yes, this certainly is a caterpillar. It looks like an Imperial moth caterpillar. In late summer - early fall it is fairly common to see these large caterpillars. They are looking for a spot to spend the winter. They are harmless and quite interesting to look at.

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