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Saddleback caterpillar

Sibine stimulea

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13 Comments

paisleydesign
paisleydesign 9 years ago

OUCH!

paisleydesign
paisleydesign 9 years ago

How long do they stay in their larva stage? Ours has smaller horns; is it younger?

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 9 years ago

Thanks Mayra. Let me give you an advice, if you see one of this caterpillars, don't touch him, it hurts a lot... This one taught me that hahaha

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow!! Incredible spotting, congratulations!!!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 9 years ago

Thanks Emma, Francis, Apple and Mihai

MihaiER
MihaiER 9 years ago

Nice find!

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

I would think this is probably mimentic which means you could add it to this mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8015...

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

fascinating!

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

This is still one of the must crazyiest moths! It is also called Acharia stimulea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddleback_...
It might be helpful if you add this name as a tag.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

spectacular!!!

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 10 years ago

It's really amazing this caterpillar, but if you touch it, amazing is the pain you feel jeje

dreamfalcon
dreamfalcon 10 years ago

Whoa - amazing!

Ignacio Gamboa
Spotted by
Ignacio Gamboa

San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 15, 2011
Submitted on Dec 29, 2011

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