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Subject:  Nepali Caterpillar
Location:  Marchan Paradise View Resort, Nepal
January 24, 2014
Dear Bugman,
While taking an early morning walk through the vegetable fields in a village near Marchan Paradise View Resort, I found this caterpillar. Please tell me what kind it is.
Allison Jones

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Hi Allison,
This is definitely a Moth Caterpillar and not a Butterfly Caterpillar.  It resembles a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae, and we found a similar looking North American species on BugGuide identified as being in the new world genus
 Apantesis.  We will post your photo and attempt some additional research.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Marchan Paradise View Resort, Nepal

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