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Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar

Ecpantheria scribonia


A black caterpillar hanging on a twig. It was wiggling upside down so much; when it was done moving, it was hanging perfectly vertically by the twig.


Temperate forest.


Looks like it was preparing to pupate (make a chrysalis).

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Thanks, Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Nice spotting!

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

New York, USA

Spotted on Sep 7, 2012
Submitted on Sep 7, 2012

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