Meet The Hickory Horned Devil, The Monstrously Massive Caterpillar That Thrives In West Virginia

Nature is pretty amazing…especially in wild, wonderful West Virginia, where you can get up close and personal with hundreds of thousands of acres of it. From rushing waterfalls to plummeting gorges to sheer rock cliffs, we’ve got it covered, including…North America’s largest caterpillars? You betcha!

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What an amazing (and perhaps slightly disturbing) creature! Have you ever seen one of these caterpillar giants in the wild? How did you react? Were you brave enough to hold it?

If you love nature, especially the six-legged, creepy-crawly kind, you might also find this article about camel crickets in West Virginia interesting.

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