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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar

While out on my daily "picture walk", I saw this magnificent creature climbing a small branch right on the trail I walk. I had never seen anything like it in my life. I was so enthralled that I spend almost a full hour taking pictures of him. When I got home, I did a google search to find out what it was. It turns out that it is the largest caterpillar in the United States!!!!

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Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Jerilyn Ezinga