Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another caterpillar

The boys found another caterpillar under a tree at the park after school today. We put it in a g2 bottle until we got home to identify it.



This is the hugest caterpillar I have ever seen. When it isn't scrunched up on a stick like it is in the pictures, it is probably 3 inches long and a thick as a thumb.

We entered "giant green caterpillar" into google and quickly discovered that it a giant silkworm or polyphemus caterpillar. Very cool. I'm not sure if we'll keep this one or not. We need to find some leaves it likes to eat or we'll return it back to the park where we found it.

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