Geographic location of the bug: Mbeya, Tanzania
Time: 03:27 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugma: We found this caterpillar in our yard today! We’re wondering what it will turn into? It sure is beautiful!
How you want your letter signed: The Ornelas family
Dear Ornelas family,
This is a Giant Silkmoth Caterpillar from the family Saturniidae. This Caterpillar does not look well and we fear it will not survive to adulthood. Perhaps it is the victim of internal parasites. We will attempt to identify the species.