ID Please: Antheraea polyphemus

William Oehlke oehlkew at
Fri Sep 7 18:13:20 EDT 2001

Russ wrote:
ID Please:

This little fellow was found Sept 8th in North Central Mississippi.  Sorry
for the poor picture, but I only had a disposable digital with me.  He's a
bit over 10cm long and as girthy as your index finger.  Very precise, eh?
He has uniformly distributed clusters of tiny cilia across his back and
sides.  He has an inverted "V" on his posterior which is gray in color.
That is an Antheraea polyphemus caterpillar. Pics and info at

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