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Unnamed spotting

Automeris cf larra

Description:

Very spiky caterpillar as in the photo.

Habitat:

Unmaintained area close to a main road in a fairly uninhabitaed area. Altitude around 650 m. Close to Fortuna reserve.

Notes:

Saturniidae moth suggested.

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago
Automeris Caterpillar
Automeris cf. larra http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/SouthAmericansats/kwalarra.htm
Saturniid Moth (Caterpillar)
Saturniidae sp. Saturniid Moth Caterpillar Amazon Ecuador Stock Photo | Getty Images


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9 Comments

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Daniele (belatedly) and Dominik.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Saturniidae, Hemileucinae, Automeris sp., looks like being Automeris larra, which is also quite common in Peru.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Saturniiid (Saturniidae) refers to a family, not a genus.
Les, please kindly leave the scientific name field empty at this stage. Filling this field moves your spotting from the Unidentified list to the Identified one. As per our guidelines we use it only for the latin binomial name (Genus, and species when known). Thanks in advance!

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Jamie.
I hadf looked at that photo and it certainly has a lot of similarities. I have found that things that look similar are not always related but I doubt I will get a better idea than yours.

Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant 2 years ago

I have updated my suggestion.

Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant 2 years ago

I have seen some images of caterpillars belonging to this genus that are very similar to yours, but I can't narrow it down to the exact species.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

de nada, Les Catchick....

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Jamie and Maplemoth662.
How can you tell the genus without a specific ID?

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

muy hermoso....

Les Catchick
Spotted by
Les Catchick

Provincia de Chiriquí, Panama

Spotted on Apr 22, 2018
Submitted on May 13, 2018

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