Aristotle’s Silkmoth Caterpillar from Turkey

Subject:  Pretty little thing
Geographic location of the bug:  North of Istanbul Turkey
Date: 07/11/2019
Time: 03:12 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This little thing is pretty. I’d love to know what it is, what it will turn into (if any thing) and if it is pousinous. Thank you very much in advance.
How you want your letter signed:  Aycha Warner

Giant Silkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Aycha,
This is a Giant Silkmoth Caterpillar in the family Saturniidae.  Based on this FlickR image, it appears to be
Saturnia pyri. According to Nature Documentaries, where it is called Aristotle’s Silkworm:  “Saturnia pyri is the largest moth in Europe. It lives in Southern Europe, parts of Asia and North Africa but it occasionally makes a northward move.”

Thank you very much 🙂 I hope to see what it turns into 🙂

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