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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: io moth caterpillar

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smokymtnmom
Floyd, VA

August 19, 2012
2:06 PM

Post #9246799

At first I thought this was a succulent plant of some kind.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9247305

Cool cat...were you surprised when the "plant:" moved? grin
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9248087

Wow, neat looking one.
jehartg
Baton Rouge, LA

August 20, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9248305

Looks like a caterpillar of the Io Moth (Automeris io) to me.

One place to read about it is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automeris_io

John

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