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Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar

Antheraea polyphemus

1 Species ID Suggestions

Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar
Antheraea polyphemus File:Polyphemus caterpillar big.jpg


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2 Comments

BelindaKlemm
BelindaKlemm 8 years ago

After comparing a few similar caterpillars I'm pretty sure your suggestion is correct. I have to say this is probably the biggest caterpillar I've ever seen. It's approximately 3.5 inches long and almost 1 inch wide. It was crawling along the wall next where my daughter was sitting on our patio. Needless to say people probably heard her scream from a mile away. Haha!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

I hope this is the correct ID. I would love to see one in person. My wish list.

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Pemberton Township, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2012
Submitted on Sep 26, 2012

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