The Very BIIGGG Caterpillar?

Posted on August 31, 2010


Apologies to Eric Carle, but I couldn’t resist the title.  Three of my students brought in one of the coolest caterpillars I’ve ever seen yesterday.  Take a look:

The Biggest Caterpillar I've Ever Seen

I was so proud they brought it to me for help with identification.  We used our butterfly guide, as well as a great website, As far as we could tell, it’s a purple horned devil caterpillar.

If you have suggestions or ideas regarding this caterpillar, the class would love to hear from you!  Just drop me an email at  Or, of course, post a comment here.

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