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Imperial Moth Caterpillar (7704)
31-AUG-2004 Lejun

Imperial Moth Caterpillar (7704)

Copyright Lewis Scharpf

Eacles imperialis
Hodges #7704
Brown Form
5th Instar
Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware

Identified by the NA Moth Photographer's Group at Mississippi State University
It should be noted that the Imperial Moth is in a precipitous decline in the North Eastern US.
This nature center is working to re-introduce this beautiful saturnid moth to the state of Delaware.

Nikon Coolpix 8700
1/125s f/4.3 at 12.7mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)28-May-2012 17:17
Excellent work.BV