Yesterday at work a customer came in and said there was a Big Green Caterpillar in the parking lot. My co-worker ran out to see what it was and came back with this:
He is about 3+ inches long, plump and fat.
His little feet are like hooked suction cups and cling to everything, including my hand. I got to be the lucky one to take him home. I have a butterfly "house", really a mesh box that I can raise him in. I placed maple, oak, and willow in the house for him. We aren't sure what he is, so I thought variety might be good.
After a few hours in the house, I noticed this at the top of the house where he was hanging out:
I regret not getting more photos last night, thinking I could get some more this morning, but I woke up to find this:
Changes are happening!!!
Update: I now believe this might be a Polyphemus Moth.