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A big tufted caterpillar with a spectacular walrus mustache! This is a caterpillar of one of the Banded Tussock Moths, Arctiinae, Family Erebidae.
Heavy shrubbery along the highway between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, km 11.5, 865 meters.
The reference shows caterpillars and adult moths of Halysidota tessellaris. This may not be that species, although the caterpillars show a wide range of colors.
Spotted on Aug 12, 2013
Submitted on Sep 2, 2013