Mum was so excited because she hadn't seen one of these caterpillars before, but knew almost instantly what it was, as it was so big, fat and green!
See, with a nickel beside it you can tell how big and fat he/she is!
The Luna Moth, or Actias luna is sometimes also known as the the "Giant Silkworm Moth". Once they are adults they have a wingspan of four and a half inches.
We found one on the fence a morning or so ago!
Luna Moth's used to be very common, but now are nearly extinct in some areas, and very uncommon to see nowadays. We feel lucky we have been able to see one at least once a year since we've lived in the mountains!
By night time, the Luna Moth was dying, and then it fell off the fence, and we see this morning that it's being consumed by the little ants and other moth eating bugs. So cool!