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Emperor Moth caterpillar

Observed: 20th August 2011 By: beachcombercoconut
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Emperor Moth Caterpillar
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This bright green caterpillar with pink spots, and hairy spines was spotted by my partner in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. It looks like it should be in the Amazon jungle not the Scottish highlands!! I am pretty sure it is the Emperor Moth caterpillar.

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Species with which Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia) interacts


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Its a beauty Beachcomber.

Its a beauty Beachcomber.