??? What is it? LG Green Caterpillar ???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Holly O, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Holly O

    Holly O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a large green caterpillar in the yard yesterday and have no Idea what kind it may be. I live in eastern PA

    The photo is one I found online, as the chicken ate it before I could take a pic.

    It was very similar tho'. The spot on it was Yellow and Black at the end, (unless he was going in Reverse, I do not know. LOL) the color was Bright green. it had a smooth body. I do not recall the horn. And it was LARGE! approx. 4" long and 1/2 " diameter.

    ANY IDEA WHAT IT WAS?

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  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    tomato hornworm?
     
  3. Holly O

    Holly O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked it up.
    It didn't have the markings on the sides.
    It was basically all Green with just the eye dot BLK. & YLW. on the back end.
    And SMOOTH.
     
  4. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Did it look likt this one?
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    That is an Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar
     
  5. Holly O

    Holly O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It only had the one spot directly on the top of the back. lol

    BTW your so sweet, to be trying to figure this out with me ...lol
     
  6. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What plants is it eating? That might help identify the creature.
     
  7. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Quote:LOL I like googling things... and I like nature, used to read bug books and the enyclopedia when I was little instead of Dr seuss
     
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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    I believe those are the giant moths. They are the size of bats. I don't know the name though. Sorry.
     
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  9. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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  10. MomOf15

    MomOf15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My first thought was tomatoe hornworm also.

    I belive the moths you're referring to are Luna moths, but I can't open yourlink so I'm sorry if I repeated you.
     

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