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Stinging Silkmoth Caterpillar

Automeris metzli

Description:

I found this fella near Cahuita, in Costa Rica. I have not been able to identify it.

Notes:

Caterpillar of south Costa Rica

6 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely spot Ian!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Glad I could help. I just love the color and the shape of this amazing caterpillar.

AdamBrown
AdamBrown 8 years ago

wow...looks like he got in a fight with a spruce tree! :)....cool design. nice photo.

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 8 years ago

wouw..beauttiful...

IanVillanueva
IanVillanueva 8 years ago

Amazing! Thank you. The link is great.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

This beautiful caterpillar turns into an equally beautiful moth:
http://www.bugparadise.com/gallery/gal1_...

IanVillanueva
Spotted by
IanVillanueva

Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Mar 17, 2005
Submitted on May 10, 2012

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