Sunday, August 4, 2013

D is for Dangling

We went to Great Meadow Preserve to take photos of the local denizens and flowers.After two hours and about 150 photos a woman walked up to us and said, "Last week I went on a walk here with a man who is a butterfly expert. Would you like to see huge caterpillars?"

Who can turn down that invitation. So we followed her until we arrived at a cherry tree.

The caterpillars were dangling from the leaves and were indeed quite the largest I had ever seen. According to her half remembered name and some sleuthing on the internet I believe they are cecropia moth caterpillars.


  1. What a great find!
    Lea's Menagerie

  2. Huge and Down right Delightful.
    Would love to see these moths when they become....

  3. They were well hidden among the leaves of these trees. Thanks!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  4. Such potential!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team