Subject: Big catrepillar -moth
Location: côte d’ivoire
March 12, 2015 11:19 am
Just found a few of these moths in my garden in Abidjan,
Close to our Ylang Ylang tree,
Size of a finger !
Thanks for helping in identifying them.
These are Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth Caterpillars, Bunaea alcinoe, and they can be very plentiful at times. They are considered edible. The adult Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth which is pictured on iNaturalist is quite beautiful.