I photographed this Luna Moth Caterpillar while it was crossing a county road in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas.

Prior to cocooning, the larvae may turn reddish-brown from green like in my photo.

Luna Moth Caterpillar
Luna Moth Caterpillar

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Near My House (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: September 3, 2022 (10:54 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f10
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 250 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm