I found a hyalophora cecropia the other day. The biggest caterpillar I’ve ever seen. After some research I found out it will morph into the robin moth, the largest moth in North America. Makes sense. The caterpillar was at least 4 inches long and as thick as my thumb.
As weird as it sounds, I kept thinking about taking a bite of it. Hey, I’m sure somewhere in the world these crawlers are considered a delicacy.
Instead of getting a mouthful of green goo we let the spiny bugger go in the maple tree in our backyard. Hopefully it survives long enough to spin itself a satiny home for the winter.