This creature is small, just little under 20 cm, but as for the caterpillar, it is huge! Look and wonder at how big they can get!
They have found this scary green monster in their backyard. It was peacefully crawling on the grass and eating the leaves. They call it Hickory Horned Devil because of its large horns sticking from the head and the back.
The caterpillar is green with black and orange on it. It reaches over 18 cm in length, and the fellow is pretty fat, too. This is the kind of butterflies they turn into. They grow up to 16 cm in size. These huge moths are furry and colorful.
The butterflies are called Citheronia regalis and inhabit the northern part of the USA. The caterpillar can vary and colors and size. Most of them reach the size of a large hot dog and form huge cocoons for turning into the moths.
This fellow is jolly, and if you are not afraid of taking it in your hands, you can have some fun playing with it. Watch the video and enjoy!