What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Unknown Caterpillar
Location: North east coast of South Africa
June 9, 2014 4:10 am
We found this guy eating on the tree and then began spinning a cocoon around himself. Amazingly the next morning the cocoon was complete with the hairs from the caterpillar embedded into the surface.
Signature: Brian

Toothed Cream Spot Eggar Caterpillar

Toothed Cream Spot Eggar Caterpillar

Hi Brian,
We believe this is a Lappet Moth Caterpillar in the family Lasiocampidae, and we did find what appears to be a matching image on iSpot that is identified as a Toothed Cream Spot Eggar,
Catalebeda cuneilinea, but we have not been able to locate any other images online to verify that identification.

Toothed Cream Spot Eggar Caterpillar

Toothed Cream Spot Eggar Caterpillar

Cocoon of a Toothed Cream Spot Eggar

Cocoon of a Toothed Cream Spot Eggar

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: South Africa

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