Luna Moth Caterpillar

Subject: catepillar
Location: Woodstock Vermont
August 12, 2014 5:43 pm
what kind of a catepillar is this
Signature: Jae

Luna Moth Caterpillar
Luna Moth Caterpillar

Dear Jae,
This is a Luna Moth Caterpillar, which is described on BugGuide as:  “Larva lime-green with pink spots and weak subspiracular stripe on abdomen. Yellow lines cross the larva’s back near the back end of each segment (compare Polyphemus moth caterpillars, which have yellow lines crossing at spiracles). Anal proleg edged in yellow.(2) Sparse hairs.”
  The very similar looking Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar is described on BugGuide as being:  “Larva: body large, bright green, with red and silvery spots below setae, and oblique yellow lines running through spiracles on abdomen; diagonal streak of black and silver on ninth abdominal segment; head and true legs brown; base of primary setae red, subdorsal and lateral setae have silver shading below; end of prolegs with yellow ring, and tipped in black”

Thank you oh so very much… I will support you and your effort it is worth it  JAE

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