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Prominent moth caterpillar

Nystalea sp. (Notodontidae)

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40 Comments (1–25)

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Very nice.

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Very nice!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Gracias luis, eso mismo dije cuando los vi

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Increible!

SandiSawyerr
SandiSawyerr 8 years ago

amazing!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Yes, finally :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Great news!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

ID updated

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Thank you!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

beautiful photo

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Thanks Carol, unfortunatelly I dont have any ID for this one yet , I have been keeping its cocoon for 3 months so far but it looks like nothing is going to emerge from it

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

This deserves spot of the day too! WOW! Any update on this ID?

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Thanks Kristal

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 9 years ago

Whoa, cool caterpillar!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Thank you

Latimeria
Latimeria 9 years ago

Well, it looks like a prominent caterpillar, in the family Notodontidae (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notodontida...). I'm not sure of anything more specific than that, but with great pictures like those, there's a pretty good chance we can narrow it down :)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

LOL

markandrewthomas
markandrewthomas 9 years ago

I've been close enough to an alligator to touch them. I would scream like a girl if this landed on me...

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

It's a good candidate for monster movie :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Very bizarre!

ThePinappleMan
ThePinappleMan 9 years ago

wow that's so cool

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

It looks a lot like the Unicorn Caterpillar, but yours are very very special. I love them! :)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Sure Carol, I will when I find the ID, I hope it doesn`t take too long

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

It does look like the Unicorn Caterpillar

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

E-mail me when you find the ID if you don't mind. I am so so curious. Can you send it to a university for ID in Costa Rica. Of course, unicorn. I was trying to think what it looked like; many times ID are so simple with the name.

Ismael Chaves
Spotted by
Ismael Chaves

Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 20, 2011
Submitted on Nov 20, 2011

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