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Polyphemus caterpillar

Antheraea polyphemus


My friend and I found this caterpillar baking in the sun on some gravel, so we brought him back over to a nearby bush. He was a couple inches long, very big.

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KatherineD 6 years ago

Thanks! And yeah, that was our guess.

Steffi 6 years ago

Thank you for saving him! As big as he is, perhaps he got a bit lost as he was finding a place to pupate...

Cedar7 6 years ago

Looks like a polyphemus caterpillar

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 43.54, Long: -80.22

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

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