Summary Of Mary Parker Sonis 'Horned Devil'

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Mary Parker Sonis, a naturalist, photographer, and writer, illustrates her enthrallment with the largest endemic American caterpillar, the Hickory Horned Devil. These large caterpillars, with their distinct lime and cerulean coloring are part of our state's complex ecosystem and once they go through metamorphosis and transform into large powerful moths which then go to lay egg on hickory, walnut, sweet gum or most commonly the persimmon. The Devil caterpillar makes its home typically near well developed persimmon trees or wandering along the forest floor, where it escapes from predators using a very well evolved defense system. The Horned Devil parades a display of sinister vibrant black and orange cautionary spikes all along its body. While

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