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Can't really make heads or tails from that picture. My wife said she may have seen something like that when she was young (30 years ago ). I have seen "one of a kind" things in Thailand before. Related, I saw a butterfly, huge, about the size of your two hands making a butterfly, bright orange only once in my 12 years living here.

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1 hour ago, steven100 said:

it'll go into something else i guess .... a bug or flying moth or something.

go inside and do the dishes will ya'

Please don’t trigger my ‘Yes, Dear’ response, it’s already bad enough!

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Certainly very similar. However, a horticulturist friend with long experience with Atlas moths and larvae thought it was different enough to likely be another, similarly large moth. To me it looks fatter and without the spots of color. 

 

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Hi yes it is Attacus atlas, the Atlas moth. We raise a few dozens of these on a local fruit tree for the kids every year. No problem to touch these caterpillars, the hairs are not sharp or urticating. 

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2 hours ago, plentyofnuttin said:
On 9/20/2020 at 1:30 PM, Moonlover said:

It looks like the larva of the atlas moth.

 

Pictures of both moth and larva here:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attacus_atlas

 

2 hours ago, plentyofnuttin said:

You nailed it. 

I've never seen the larva, but I have seen 2 of the adult moths and very beautiful they are too.

 

The size was the giveaway clue.

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