Prepupal Luna Moth Caterpillar in Maryland

Subject:  Salmon pink body with green head.
Geographic location of the bug:  Baltimore County, Maryland
Date: 08/06/2022
Time: {current_time} EDT
Your letter to the bugman:
Never saw anything like this one. Found this odd character on our driveway the other day (Aug 2022). Salmon pink body with green head. About 2-3″ long.  At first glance it appeared to be covered in sparkles but the photo reveals them to be small spikes. What’s this bug?
How you want your letter signed:  Curious

Prepupal Luna Moth Caterpillar
Prepupal Luna Moth Caterpillar

Dear Curious,
We are nearly certain this prepupal caterpillar is a Luna Moth Caterpillar which can be found pictured on BugGuide.  

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