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The case is made of pieces of Caribbean pine needles and silk, and can reach a length of 13 cm. The caterpillar itself is black and yellow, at least at the front end.


I found these bags in and around my yard in Kourou, mostly attached to the fence. They were there year round and very common.


These are scans of paper photos I took in the 1990s. Any help with the ID would be appreciated.

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1 Comment

EmilieChich 4 years ago

They do, the outside is soft and silky all over.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

They sure use a lot of silk.

Guyane, Tromelin Island

Lat: 5.16, Long: -52.64

Spotted on Sep 21, 1996
Submitted on Sep 21, 2014

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