Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Actias luna, Luna moth caterpillar

Pat found this guy on a paved surface. I took him into Fern Valley, stuck him on this Hickory, and took a few pictures. This is likely our second generation this year. Farther north there's only one, farther south once in a while even three! This is a very impressive caterpillar, but I guess that makes sense since the moth itself is so beautiful and large, <5 inches.

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