Geographic location of the bug: Antigua Guatemala
Time: 03:35 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello,
I found these caterpillars in my garden in Antigua Guatemala in July.
I made some research and it could be a Costa Rican hairy caterpillar (Automeris metzli ?) but I am not sure as Antigua is located at 1600 m in the mountains…
What do you think ?
Thank you !
How you want your letter signed: Voiz
We believe you have the genus Automeris correct, but we are not certain of the species. It looks to us like it might be Automeris boucardi, but we will check with Bill Oehlke to see if he can verify the species identity.