Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve

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Regal Moth (Citheronia regalis)

This moth's body has fallen prey to the food chain surrounding all creatures on earth. As the moth's wings decompose, it will restore needed nutrients to the soil. The green, 6-inch, horned caterpillars of this species are called Hickory Horned Devils.

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