Re: Cult: sibs vs spuria
In a message dated 7/27/99 11:38:25 AM Central Daylight Time,
<< I have another question. I found a green caterpillar that was 3.5 long
an inch in diameter with some horns that cover its side tipped in blue,
tipped in yellow and eye stalks orange. What will this become? It was on a
branch under an apple tree. >>
The caterpillar may be that of the Cecropia Moth, which likes to make itself
home on apple trees, and a host of other trees as well. It makes a large
brown cocoon on the tree limbs. As far as the moth, the wings are a speckled
gray-brown and the body is a dull red-orange with a white collar on it's
abdomen. All this according to the National Audubon Society Field guide Book.
hope this helps.