The Spiked Slug in our Kitchen

We have some very nice neighbors here in Austin that were first described to be as “naturalists” that were ex-professors.  I kept picturing that Will Farrell character with the beard in the hottub, but thankfully they are nothing like that.  Their yard always wins all kinds of awards and they always seem to find tons of caterpillars.  Ethan greedily accepts all of them and below is one of the creepiest and fattest yet.  This thing eats so many leaves it is insane… anyway… here it is:

The Spiked Slug in our Kitchen

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  • Sure looks like a Cecropia caterpillar! Hopefully they will cocoon for you and transform- it’s great for the kids to watch! It’s definitely some sort of Polyphemus!

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