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Imperial Moth Caterpillar 2012

The imperial moth Eacles imperialis is quite impressive as both a caterpillar and a moth.

Unlike anything they had seen before.

Caterpillars will eat sweetgum, birch, elm, sassafras, pine, sycamore and many other trees.

Two 7th grade students were surprised to find this critter while trying to identify a sweetgum tree at Elms September 2012.

More Articles...

  1. American Shieldback 2012
  2. Eastern Cottontails 2012
  3. Ground Hog: 2012
  4. Double-crested Cormorant rescued
  5. Little Brown Skink
  6. Common Buckeye Caterpillar
  7. Luna Moth Caterpillar: Actias luna
  8. railroad worm
  9. Garden Hose or Rat Snake?
  10. Common Snapping Turtle
  11. Leopard Gecko: Eublepharis macularius
  12. American Mink specimen
  13. Small American Bullfrog: Feb. 2012
  14. Rock Doves: April 2010
  15. Unknown Caterpillar -Cutworm Maybe: October 2011
  16. Baby Northern Water Snake April 2011
  17. Southern Leopard Frog: Oct. 2011
  18. Bull Frog: May 2011
  19. Green Tree Frog:Oct. 2011
  20. Fowlers Toad: Aug. 2011
  21. Northern Cricket Frog May 2011
  22. Eastern Mud Turtle June 2011
  23. Eastern Box Turtle May 2011
  24. The Chinese mantis September 2011
  25. The Old Man of the Woods September 2011
  26. Autumn Olive
  27. English Ivy November 2011
  28. The Periwinkle Plant (Vinca major) October 2011
  29. Eastern Ribbon Snake September 2011
  30. Diamondback Terrapin October 2011
  31. Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus) October 2011
  32. Marbled Salamander: October 2011
  33. Rough Green Snake October 2011
  34. Atlantic Needlefish: September 2011
  35. The Eastern Box Turtle: June 2011
  36. Luna Moth Male vs. Female: May 2011
  37. Luna Moth: May 2011
  38. Green Stink Bug: May 2011
  39. Leaf Beetle Larvae: May 2011
  40. Worm Snake: May 2011
  41. Painted Turtle: May 2011
  42. Fiddler Crab: May 2011
  43. Arrow Arum: May 2011
  44. Eastern Tent Caterpillar: May 2011
  45. Shark Tooth Fossil: May 2011
  46. Northern water Snake: May 2011
  47. Female Cardinal: April 2011
  48. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet: April 2011
  49. 5-Lined Skink: April 2011
  50. Yellow Spotted Salamander Eggs: March 2011
  51. Loblolly Pine: Mach 2011
  52. Buck Moth: Feb 2011
  53. Spotted Salamander: Feb 2011
  54. Green Tree Frog: Feb 2011
  55. Male Blue Crab: Feb 2011
  56. Naked Goby: October 2010
  57. White Perch: October 2010
  58. Blood (polychaete) Worm: October 2010
  59. Bay Anchovy: October 2010
  60. Atlantic Silverside: October 2010
  61. Skilletfish: October 2010
  62. Spot: October 2010
  63. Black Drum: October 2010
  64. Blennies: September 2010
  65. Hogchoker: September 2010
  66. Mud Crab: September 2010
  67. Oyster Flatworm: September 2010
  68. Tiger Swallowtail: June 2010
  69. Diamondback Terrapin Eggs: June 2010
  70. American Toad Toadlet: May 2010
  71. Green Frog: May 2010
  72. Canada Geese: May 2010
  73. Land Snail: May 2010
  74. Red Admiral: May 2010
  75. Periwinkle Snail: May 2010
  76. Ladybug: May 2010
  77. Watersnake: May 2010
  78. Pipefish: April 2010
  79. Amphipod: April 2010
  80. Fowlers Toad: April 2010
  81. Racoon: April 2010
  82. Spring Peeper: April 2010
  83. Click Beetle: April 2010
  84. Six Spotted Tiger Beetle: April 2010
  85. Spotted Turtle: April 2010
  86. Eastern Mud Turtle: April 2010

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