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What’s this caterpillar?
Hi
A friend gave me your link, and I’ve looked but can’t find this caterpillar. Can you help? We have TONS of Luna Moths, and I’m wondering if this is a caterpillar to a Luna Moth. The first time I saw them, they were about as big around as a pencil and only 2″ long. Now they are over 4″ long and as big around as a magic marker. Please email back and let me know what it is, and if I should be concerned. They sure are going to town eating my Lobelia!! Here is a close up it let me take. Camera was only a couple inches from it, as I wanted to get it’s “face” in the picture. Are those
teeth?? Have a wonderful day!
Pamela Graham

Hi Pamela,
We believe this is a Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar. They do not have teeth.

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