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Luna Moth

Actias luna


About 3 inches long, was crawling on path and kept rolling over, just like it was too fat to crawl...lime green in colour translucent


Found near cedar and maple tree


Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Thank you for the correction. I now see that Luna caterpillars have pink spots while Polyphemus have orange and yellow.

ForestDragon a year ago

I am fairly sure you have a Luna Moth caterpillar here. Between the color of the head capsule and the yellow striping, it looks more consistent with Actias luna to me. You can compare here:
Luna Moth:
Polyphemus Moth:

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New Brunswick, Canada

Spotted on Aug 8, 2020
Submitted on Aug 19, 2020

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