Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Peyton brings over a new caterpillar

This is the fun part of being interested in spiders, insects, plants and NATURE. People ask you questions, and sometimes they bring you LIVE SPECIMENS! My good friend and neighbor, Peyton (he's 11) just brought me this fat caterpillar. He found it on a live oak. We pulled out my Caterpillars of Eastern North America, and he decided this one's a Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus). I agree with him. Especially since I've checked in at and found this photo. A Polyphemus moth is in the silkmoth family. Cool!

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