Lappet Moth Caterpillar from South Africa

Subject: What is the exactly
Location: Pretoria south africa
July 3, 2016 3:36 am
Found this caterpillar on the bricks by my house. If I’m not mistaken some kind of lappet moth
Signature: Peter

Lappet Moth Caterpillar
Lappet Moth Caterpillar

Dear Peter,
We agree that this is a Lappet Moth Caterpillar in the family Lasiocampidae, and there is a matching image on iSpot, but it is only identified to the family level.  It appears like it might be the same species or a closely related species to this Indian Lappet Moth Caterpillar.

1 thought on “Lappet Moth Caterpillar from South Africa”

  1. Now we know what we saw on our garden gate! Can you tell me what the moth looks like and perhaps what the caterpillar feeds on?


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