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  1. Saddleback Caterpillar

    Acharia stimulea
    This caterpillar has stinging hairs that are to be avoided.

  2. Long-winged Dagger Moth Caterpillar

    Acronicta longa

  3. Triton Dagger Moth Caterpillar

    Acronicta tritona

  4. Luna Moth Eye

    Actias luna
    This is a closeup of the eyepot found near the leading edge of each of the luna moth's wings. They may startle birds or direct them to peck at a less vulnerable part of its body.

  5. Luna Moth Eyes

    Actias luna
    The eyespots and folded wings of this luna moth look like a face to me when viewed this way. The leading edge of the wings are actually at the bottom of the image.

  6. Luna Moth

    Actias luna
    I have lots of photos of Luna Moths, but the silhouette of this newly emerged Luna Moth was irresistible.

  7. Luna Moths

    Actias luna
    These two luna moths on an oak tree had just emerged in March, the first brood of the season. The purple edges on the wings are pigment accumulated over the winter months. Later broods usually have yellow edges.

  8. Fairy Moth

    ADELIDAE family
    I don't know the life history of this tiny moth, but its long antenna must have an interesting tale to tell.

  9. Eight-spotted Forester Moth

    Alypia octomaculata

  10. Walnut Sphinx Moth

    Amorpha juglandis

  11. Nessus Sphinx Moth

    Amphion floridensis

  12. Spiny Oakworm Moth

    Anisota stigma
    This female Spiny Oakworm Moth was laying eggs for at least half an hour.

  13. Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar

    Antheraea polyphemus

  14. Polyphemus Moth Cocoon

    Antheraea polyphemus

  15. Polyphemus Moth

    Antheraea polyphemus

  16. Polyphemus Moth

    Antheraea polyphemus

  17. Polyphemus Moth

    Antheraea polyphemus

  18. Spotted Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar

    Apatelodes torrefacta

  19. Spotted Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar

    Apatelodes torrefacta
    The color of the Spotted Apatelodes Moth caterpillar can range from white to bright yellow. Note the bright red prolegs.

  20. Spotted Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar

    Apatelodes torrefacta
    The bright red prolegs are a quick giveaway that this is a Spotted Apatelodes moth caterpillar.

  21. Short-lined Chocolate Moth

    Argyrostrotis anilis