Subject: Large gregarious caterpillar
Location: La Selva Biological station, Costa Rica
June 25, 2017 11:44 am
My wife Kathy and I found several congregations of these 4 inch long ringed caterpillars at La selva biological station in Costa Rica. Any idea what the species is?
Thank you for your input.
WE would have thought that caterpillars this strikingly marked and colored would be easy to identify, but alas, that is not the case. We cannot even state for certain if they will metamorphose into butterflies or moths. We will post them as unidentified and perhaps on of our readers will have better luck with an identification than we have had.
Thank you for your appraisal of the image. I tried on the internet and could not find another image of these caterpillars. I will keep trying.