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Huge caterpillar - Antheraea polyphemus

Huge caterpillar - Antheraea polyphemus
Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA
August 10, 2007
Size: 2.5 inches
Found in the lawn. Other vegetative species adjacent: common milkweed, birch, hackberry, spruce, oak. The area is near a high qualilty wetland/prairie.

If these are all the comments
If these are all the comments up to date, I'm sure I won't get an answer to my question, but here goes anyway...... Is there anyone out there that knows what to feed this amazing little creature? I have recently found one and have it in an open jar. It is currently spinning silk around the rim of the jar and has not tried to escape yet. I have had the caterpillar for two days. It may be getting ready to cocoon but I would like to have food available just in case.

what do i do to keep it alive?
hi I found that same caterpillar in my backyard, I'm trying to breed them but what do to take care of it?

Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar
Looks like a Polyphemus Moth caterpillar.
(Antheraea polyphemus)

 
Polyphemus Moth
Yes, that's a Polyphemus Moth caterpillar

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