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CLOSED: large green caterpillar

Big Rapids, MI(Zone 4b)

...looks like a moth larva from family Saturniidae... the giant silkworm moths... ; but it's not one of the more common species.

anybody recognize it..???

Thumbnail by LEO88
Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Are you familiar with Bugguide.net?
http://bugguide.net/node/view/39224/bgpage

The Polyphemus I saw first looked very similar but I don't know how much variation there can be in the color of spots.

Awesome creature!

(Zone 7a)

My research says there is a lot of variation.

Big Rapids, MI(Zone 4b)

I spent nearly an hour going thru google-search images... I found no cats that had the blue dots at top...as I said, It doesn't appear to be a common species

Charleston, SC

Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus). The bases of the lateral setae are often a silvery color, which in the right light and on certain individuals appears blue.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/247642/bgimage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/26698/bgimage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/578537/bgimage

Big Rapids, MI(Zone 4b)

...yup.... I also found this photo; which shows even more similarity... thanks.

http://flickriver.com/photos/alan_cressler/3067836243/

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