caterpillar of an Imperial moth

caterpillar of an Imperial moth

5886   Can you tell me what type of insect larvae this is? Thanks     Sherry

This appears to be a dead, mummified caterpillar of an Imperial moth, Eacles imperialis (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). See http://tinyurl.com/bzm7v3h for more detailed information on this species. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.