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Saddleback caterpillar


about 1.5", maybe a species of Acharia




I always love seeing these types of caterpillars. I spotted this at night while walking a wider trail with a guide and a friend. My stomach was acting up a lot and instead of taking any more chances, we headed back to camp after I only felt like taking a couple of photos. Luckily, we had to pass back the same way the day after and I remembered about it and where it was and asked my guide if we could find it again. We did and I was able to do it some more justice and get some pics and video that I liked. I will add the video soon.

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dandoucette 2 years ago

Thanks a lot Carol, I appreciate the search. Thanks for the input Daniel and bayucca, I've left it unidentified with the possibility of it being a Acharia species in my notes.

bayucca 2 years ago

Agree, tricky group! And mostly no IDs on the web. This one might nevertheless be an Acharia sp., but definitely not Acharia stimulea.

Daniel-CR 2 years ago

Beautiful Limacodidae, the most impressive moth family !!. Unfortunately, too complex and hardly documented family to say a name on many of the species ...

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 2 years ago

30 minute search and no clue. I love it!!!

dandoucette 2 years ago

Thanks Carol, I think you're right. I see now that the photo I thought was the ID from the link in the suggestion, wasn't identified as that species. I've updated.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 2 years ago

Dan, I think you have a different stinging caterpillar there. It is really awesome, but I can't find the ID.

dandoucette 2 years ago

Thanks Caleb!

venusflytrap2000 2 years ago

awesome series~

Yavari, Loreto, Peru

Lat: -4.12, Long: -70.24

Spotted on Dec 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 26, 2013

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