Subject: Hairy Caterpillar
Location: Eustatia, BVI
March 3, 2013 11:48 pm
In late December, 2012 we saw many of these caterpillars crawling on the ground during the daylight hours while visiting the small island of Eustatia in the British Virgin Islands. They measure about 1 1/2 inches long. Eustatia is located NE of Virgin Gorda, BVI.
Signature: Donald Gudehus
This appears to us to be the caterpillar of one of the Tiger Moths in the subfamily Arctiinae. Many species are commonly called Woolly Bears. We had no luck pinning down a species in the little time we had available prior to posting. We suspect the Moths of Jamaica might be a good place to begin digging.