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Luna Moth Caterpillar

Actias luna

Description:

Green and about two inches long

2 Species ID Suggestions

Luna Moth Caterpillar
Actias luna Is this a Luna Moth caterpillar? - BugGuide.Net


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3 Comments

Art3
Art3 8 years ago

Thanks

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Though they are quite similar in appearance, I am pretty sure this is a Polyphemus Moth caterpillar. There are distinctive yellow lines that run through the spiracles. On Luna Moth catepillars, the yellow stripes are a bit different. http://bugguide.net/node/view/8776

Ronald and Amissa
Ronald and Amissa 10 years ago

The link doesn't provide an exact photo reference but these caterpillars change dramatically as they prepare their metamorphosis.

Art3
Spotted by
Art3

Edinburgh, Indiana, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2010
Submitted on Sep 14, 2011

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