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Green Hairy Caterpillars


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).


was found on riparian zone - tropical/subtropical habitat


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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Asterope 10 years ago

amazing! they look like little tufts of moss!

textless 10 years ago

What a cool spotting. Great pictures too!

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 10 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 10 years ago

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

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 10 years ago

tnx alice!

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Have never seen anything like that. Marveleous!

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 10 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 10 years ago

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

Vin Zael
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Vin Zael

Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

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

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