Subject: Colorful Caterpillars
Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico
October 25, 2013 6:20 am
We saw this cluster of colorful caterpillars hanging on a tree at Coba Mayan Historical Park. Our guide told us they would become ”beautiful butterflies in just a few days.” I’m wondering what they are?
We have several images in our archives of similar caterpillar aggregations and we have identified them as the caterpillar of a Silkmoth Arsenura armida, not a butterfly. Here is an image from Project Noah and a wonderful page with additional information.