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Giant Peacock Moth-catterpilars (shedding from 4th to 5th instar)

Photography of Giant Peacock Moth -catterpilars (shedding from 4th to 5th instar)

Europe's largest moth, often mistaken for a bat when flying at night. The sexes are alike except for the males antennae. The moth does not feed. Winter is passed as a pupa, wrapped up in very tough fibrous cocoon.

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