What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

What caterpillar is this
Location: northern greece
July 22, 2011 7:47 am
Location: mountains of northern Greece. Hot 95 degree day. Found in our backyard. Under the olive trees and well watered grasses
Date: July 2011
thank you !!!
Signature: mom and kid

Great Peacock Moth Caterpillar

Dear mom and kid,
This is the caterpillar of the Great Peacock Moth,
Saturnia pyri, and you may verify our identification by viewing it on Kirby Wolfe’s website.  Vincent Van Gogh did a painting of the adult moth which you can view on this Van Gogh Gallery website.  The adult moth and caterpillar are both depicted on this Czechoslovakian postage stamp.

Great Peacock Moth and Caterpillar on Postage Stamp

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Greece

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *