Atlas Moth Caterpillar Attacus atlas

Atlas moth caterpillar
Atlas moth caterpillar
The enormous caterpillar of the (Giant) Atlas Moth is pale green with white and black spikes and a strange white "itching" powder to deter predators.
Atlas moth caterpillar
Atlas moth caterpillar
It has "pink lips" at its rear end.
Atlas moth caterpillar
Atlas moth caterpillar
Atlas moth caterpillar pupating Preparing to pupate.
Atlas moth caterpillar cocoon Like many large moths, the Atlas caterpillar makes a cocoon to protect its pupa.
Atlas moth caterpillar cocoon
Atlas moth caterpillar cocoon
Atlas moth caterpillar cocoon
The cocoons protecting the pupae of Atlas moths vary.