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Giant  Caterpillar Saturnia Pyri

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caterpillar found at the beach; Istria, Croatia.
Saturnia pyri, the Giant Peacock Moth, is a Saturniid moth which is native to Europe. It is the largest European Moth and is also called as the Great Peacock Moth, Giant Emperor Moth or Viennese Emperor.
Distribution of Giant Peacock Moth in Europe

In French it is called Grand paon de nuit.
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2. Jun 16, 2014 michalina
"thank you wernerbrau"

1. Jun 15, 2014 wernerbrau
"Thank's for this excellent image! This is the caterpillar of the moth Saturnia pyri (Giant peacock moth) with an impressive length of up to 12cm. It's orange colour indicates that its close to pupa stadium (metamorphosis). It is the largest European Moth also called Wiener Nachtpfauenauge, giant emperor moth, Grand paon de nuit or Viennese emperor moth."

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