Spikey Black Caterpillar ID?

Discussion in 'Plant Pests, Diseases and Weeds' started by Green_Numb, May 10, 2009.

  1. Green_Numb

    Green_Numb In Flower

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    hey guys..

    saw this guy curled up outside on the path so i moved him over to a leaf on my peonies..

    was wanting to see him stretched out but when i returned he had disappeared.

    looks like he had some dull orange segments below the spikes.

    i didnt touch him with my hands as his spikes looked fierce!

    any ideas?

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  2. daisybeans

    daisybeans Hardy Maple

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    We have these guys around here too. They're cute, aren't they? I have never been able to see what they turn into though.
     
  3. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    I think it's a Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar from what I can find on the net.