Luna Moth Caterpillar: Actias luna

This is a Luna Moth Caterpillar.

Check out the claw-like front legs (thoracic legs) on this guy!

This shows the size. Longer than my thumb!

So cool!

Turning brownish: Soon time to pupate! (The pupa is the next stage before turning into a moth.)

photos Hester Burch

Rear view.

Found at Elms in one of our native plant demonstration gardens September 2012.

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