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Sycamore Moth Caterpillar

Acronicta aceris aceris

Description:

Found it hiding under a tree leaf after a rainy storm. The caterpillar feeds on various maples and also on Common Horse-chestnut, Large-leaved Lime, Mulberry and Pedunculate Oak. The species overwinters as a pupa. Contrary to its bright colours, it is not poisonous, but may cause skin irritation if handled excessively

Habitat:

Urban, backyard

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27 Comments (1–25)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Love it!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Carol, it's incredible and on top of that it's in my garden so I can see it everyday!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

This is one incredible caterpillar. WOW

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks skopeion!

skopeion
skopeion 8 years ago

Amazing caterpillar....

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Gilma!

What a beautiful caterpillar!! Thanks for sharing, FaredinAliyevski.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Some more photos added, finnaly a warm weather came and the catepillar was still on the same spot but this time active and feeding :)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Adarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Spectacular spotting...:)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks bherath20!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

awesome spotting....

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Haha, that's true there is a need for hair cut :)

valentinezza
valentinezza 8 years ago

it would need a hairdresser... ;)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Yea exaclty, crazy one :)

valentinezza
valentinezza 8 years ago

really amazing! O_o

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

@ Jopy, Good you don't discriminate colors anymore :). Thanks Smith Zoo and Billo :)

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Astonishing colors!

Billo-kun
Billo-kun 8 years ago

:O wooow!

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

haha this time i ignored color...red hair fix it :) looks very crazy!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Hvala jopy, it's not blue but it's in flames :)

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

predivno!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Tina friend :). @bayucca true, it is a crazy one and your looks amazing with less hair.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

One of the craziest caterpillar I ever have met...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/127...

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

Very, very nice my friend!

FaredinAliyevski
Spotted by
FaredinAliyevski

Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Spotted on Sep 3, 2013
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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