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Green Hairy Caterpillars

Description:

Black legs with off white hairs, small thin body with black and grey stripes (if am seeing well). Spiky/hairy body - green projections from straight red spikes (thin hairs protruding from green tips).

Habitat:

was found on riparian zone - tropical/subtropical habitat

Notes:

there was a bunch of these crawling up a tree in a single file making a very long hairy snake-like creature making its way to the tops. there was a bunch of three or 4 left behind.


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8 Comments

Asterope
Asterope 8 years ago

amazing! they look like little tufts of moss!

textless
textless 8 years ago

What a cool spotting. Great pictures too!

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

yup, they appear to have stinging hairs, which quite alarming in not to grab them, though i was tempted, but you never know! jaja

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

My goodness...that is very cool ....an army of caterpillars! They are very attractive & look rather like they have stinging hairs.

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

tnx alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Have never seen anything like that. Marveleous!

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

Danke Peter, I observed them for a while as they made there way up. it was wikid to watch them marching and not breaking the line, leaving behind three clueless individuals which clumped together, jeje

peter
peter 8 years ago

Incredible series Vin! I love they are all lined up marching up the tree. Thanks for sharing :)

Vin Zael
Spotted by
Vin Zael

Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

Lat: 17.24, Long: -88.76

Spotted on Feb 23, 2010
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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