What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  Mbeya, Tanzania
Date: 02/07/2019
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

Giant Silkmoth Caterpillar

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.

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What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Mbeya, Tanzania

4 Responses to Giant Silkmoth Caterpillar from Tanzania

  1. Cesar Crash says:

    I believe it’s Epiphora. If not, may be Attacus.

  2. Bostjan Dvorak says:

    Yes, Epiphora! – One of those from this genus, which are not yet described or well known as caterpillars. Fascinating record.

    Best wishes,

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