Subject:  Caterpillar ID
Geographic location of the bug:  North East India , Mizoram
Date: 12/08/2017
Time: 09:06 AM EDT
Hi,
Love this  site and finally have a good bug!
How you want your letter signed:  Gautam Pandey

Indian Moon Moth Caterpillar

Dear Guatam,
Thanks for the compliment.  This is a Giant Silkmoth Caterpillar from the family Saturniidae, and because of its resemblance to the North American Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar and Luna Moth Caterpillar, we are speculating it is in the same tribe, Saturniini.  It might be a Moon Moth Caterpillar, Actias selene, which is pictured on Shutterstock and on FlickR.  An adult Indian Moon Moth is pictured on RockSea.

Hi Daniel,
Thanks so much!!! Always feels good to put a name on it 🙂
Love the work!!
Location: Mizoran, India

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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