Cecropia Caterpillar

caterpillar-cecropia-moth-1The Cecropia caterpillar is fond of the box elder, sugar maple, cherry, plum, apple, birch, dogwood, and willow. The caterpillar goes through five stages each lasting about a week. As they mature, their color changes from black to brown, to green. This photo shows a late stage caterpillar.