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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: large green caterpillar

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Big Rapids, MI
(Zone 4b)

August 6, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9232006

...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..???

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Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 6, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9232226

Are you familiar with

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!


West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2012
6:33 PM

Post #9232328

My research says there is a lot of variation.
Big Rapids, MI
(Zone 4b)

August 7, 2012
4:07 AM

Post #9232642

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

August 7, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9232664

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.
Big Rapids, MI
(Zone 4b)

August 7, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9232816

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

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