This particular caterpillar is actuallylarvae of a moth, despite its spikes and large appearance it does not bite or sting. it only live for a few weeks! and it's main purpose… is to mate. You can get more information about it at.
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cecropia "moths" don't eat anything, they dont have fully developed mouthparts they spend most of their time looking for a mate,the caterpiller eats tree leaves of: ash,birch,…alder,elm,maple,wild cherry,willow,apple and lilac. (MORE)