Thursday, January 12, 2012

Luna Moth Caterpillar

This Luna Moth Caterpillar was photographed while I was staying with my daughter in CT. She has a lot of wooded property and this was in her back yard.

The Luna Moth Caterpillar (Actias luna) can usually be found in deciduous forests in the Eastern half of the United States and Southern Canada. These caterpillars eat the foliage of hickory, walnut, sweet gum, persimmon, birch and sometimes other trees.

The Luna Moth is only found in North America and is considered endangered.
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