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Unknown spotting


Small catterpillar of butterfly, very fast, around 20 mm.


Riverside, Premontane RainForest Pacific Middle Elevations, Talamanca Foothills.


Please Help with Id

1 species ID suggestions

Santa Ana Tussock Moth - caterpillar
Lophocampa annulosa Lophocampa annulosa - Wikipedia


bayucca 4 months ago

Definitely a Lophocampa sp., but not Annulata. I am tending towards Lophocampa maroniensis, but for that I would need to see the color of the legs and head. There are a lot of different Lophocampa around and it is very hard to separate both, adults and caterpillars from each other. I would go with Lophocampa sp. as scientific name. With that we are on the safe side.

tmvdh 4 months ago

it would be great if you could add this spotting -and others of insects from Costa Rica- to the mission "Insects of Costa Rica":

SusanaGarcíaBlanco 4 months ago

Thank you so much for your identification and comments!!!

maplemoth662 4 months ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 months ago

Nice find Susana

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 4 months ago

It looks like the caterpillar of a Tussock moth ,but I don't know which species .

El General, Provincia San José, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.34, Long: -83.62

Spotted on Oct 9, 2018
Submitted on Oct 9, 2018

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