April 6, 2017 1:19 am
What kind of caterpillar is this. What will it turn into.
Dear Mr from Uganda,
This is either an Emperor Moth Caterpillar, Bunaea alcinoe, or a closely related species in the same genus. Commonly called the Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth Caterpillar, this species is edible. We believe your individual has finished eating and it is searching for the ideal place to pupate. The adult Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth is a gorgeous creature.