Hickory Horned Devil

Hickory Horned Devil Aug 2017

This beautiful, five-inch-long decked-out caterpillar was strolling through the yard when we let the princesses out for free-ranging. Several of them checked it out and moved on. It is completely harmless but evidently a bit larger than our chickens wanted to take on.  It’s the larva of the Regal (or Royal Walnut) Moth. The Regal Moth is the largest moth north of Mexico.

I love the markings that look like sunglasses. This is one caterpillar that is ready for the bright Florida sun or even an eclipse!

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About Jaye Bee

Multitalented Farmer: chickens, eggs, truck garden, and of course, worms. Author, Storyteller, Listener, Observer. Love Jesus! Website: http://judithabarrett.com Copyright Notice This website and its content is copyright of J.A. Barrett © 2009-2017. All rights reserved. Thou shalt not plagiarize. (See Commandment #8)
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One Response to Hickory Horned Devil

  1. Nuttin’ but sunshine here in Melbourne, FL. AWESOME photo and whimsical comment on the “shades”. Rock on, J.B.!

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