Location: Amboseli, Kenya
December 27, 2012 11:39 am
Please can you help me identify this species. It’s a caterpillar found in East Africa and is about 3-4 inches long and about as thick as a man’s thumb.
Signature: curious conservationist
Dear curious conservationist,
This is the caterpillar of the Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth or just plain Emperor Moth, Bunaea alcinoe. You may verify our identification on the African Moths website. We learned from David Gracer, who runs Small Stock Foods, that they are edible.