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 luna moth larvae  - Actias luna

luna moth larvae - Actias luna
Bryan's Road, Charles County, Maryland, USA
July 7, 2009
Size: 1/2 inch

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I dont think Rothschildia...
This looks like a first instar Actias luna larvae (luna moth). The other image you submitted of the black and yellow larva is a Rothschildia sp..

Sorry for mix-up

Hand reared?
If this is hand reared it should be frassed. Please, no more hand reared specimens; they don't represent the natural fauna.

Naturally occuring
This is not a hand raised caterpiller.

PS I will not post any more hand rasied moths.

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