Location: Northern Namibia
January 27, 2014 12:38 am
I need the name of this caterpillar. They are feeding mainly on Accia meliffera .
Signature: Duane Rudman
This is either a Western Marbled Emperor, Heniocha dyops, or a closely related species. We will try checking with Bill Oehlke to verify our identification. According to Kirby Wolfe: “That’s what the mirror-like ‘spines’ are for, to break up the light so the caterpillar can hide in the sparse, Acacia foliage.”
Thank you very much!!!!!