Faithful Beauty Caterpillar from US Virgin Islands

Subject: Red caterpillar Blue bumps
Location: St. John US Virgin Islands
September 11, 2016 1:10 pm
In May 2016 I photographed this caterpillar and can not find any information on it. Can you help ID this caterpillar?
Signature: Michael Wojdak

Faithful Beauty Caterpillar
Faithful Beauty Caterpillar

Dear Michael,
This is the caterpillar of a Tiger Moth,
Composia fidelissima, that commonly goes by the names Faithful Beauty and Uncle Sam Moth.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. Now I can label the photo on my wall, this really helps. Be well!!!

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