Subject: What’s this bug from Sierra Leone
Location: Sierra Leone
September 11, 2016 12:00 am
I visited a rice farm in Makare, Sierra Leone this week and found this bug crawling around? It looks like something from a cartoon but what is it?
This is a Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth Caterpillar, Bunaea alcinoe, and this red form is not as common as a black morph with yellow spikes. The Caterpillars are edible, and the adult Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth is a beautiful creature.