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Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar

Posted in giant silkworm caterpillar by Sarah Skeen on August 27, 2007

Atleast I think that is what we found today…..it’s possible that it’s a luna moth caterpillar but I don’t think it is. It’s a giant silkworm caterpillar that will spin a silken cacoon and emerge as a moth almost as big as my hand! Pretty cool!
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  1. Tabitha said, on September 3, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    You find the coolest things! Awesome pictures!!

  2. Ron Martin said, on August 17, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    we found one today. We’ve seen the Luna moth many times, but this is our first caterpillar. He was over 3″ long. He played dead when I was studying and photographing him.
    Thanks for your pictures.


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