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A bright yellow larva with a dense coat of short spines on tubercles. It has red legs and a red head capsule (pictures 3 and 4). The tail end looks more like the head with false eyes and a simulation of red antennae. About 1.5 cm long. This was on the upper side of a leaf, close to the ground. Probably with urticating bristles. It is supposed to have long white bristles on both ends, but seems to have lost most of them (see this picture of L. modesta by bayucca from Costa Rica: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dominikhof...).
Salto de Eyipantla Waterfall, 13 km from Lake Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico. (Eyipantla means "3 furrows" in the Nahuatl language).
Lophocampa modesta is listed as occurring in Veracruz Mexico (along with 10 other species of Lophocampa): http://bios.conabio.gob.mx/especies/1000... http://www.uv.mx/personal/fhernandez/fil.... For a picture of the adult see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lophocampa....