During the process of splitting and transferring wood from the woodpile yesterday, we discovered a large (2.5″ long) hairy caterpillar. I have enclosed two pictures of it [the second is below the fold]; it is the larval stage of the Giant Leopard Moth, Ecpantheria scribonia. The life cycle is described and the adult is pictured here.
Image: Dave Rintoul [wallpaper size]
Image: Dave Rintoul, KSU [wallpaper size]