PrePupal Luna Moth Caterpillar

Subject: What’s this caterpillar?
Location: South central Wisconsin
September 10, 2016 6:15 am
Found this 3 to 4 inch long, 1 inch wide caterpillar crawling out of the grass and onto the driveway. We live in south central Wisconsin. What is it?
Signature: Brandy

Prepupal Luna Moth Caterpillar
Prepupal Luna Moth Caterpillar

Dear Brandy,
The orange color of this Luna Moth Caterpillar indicates it is prepupal.  You can verify our identification by comparing your image to this BugGuide image.

Thanks! I think you are right. It has cocooned now.
Brandy Wasvick

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