Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar

Our daughter found this crawling in our backyard in Dripping Springs, Texas (Central Texas). We thought it might be a type of Luna Moth caterpillar…can you identify? Notice the patch of blue (both sides). Thanks,
Chip and Nancy Beebe

Hi Chip and Nancy,
It is easy to confuse the Luna Moth Caterpillar with the Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar. This is actually the Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar.

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