Moth Caterpillar from Nepal

Subject:  Nepali Caterpillar
Location:  Marchan Paradise View Resort, Nepal
January 24, 2014
Dear Bugman,
While taking an early morning walk through the vegetable fields in a village near Marchan Paradise View Resort, I found this caterpillar. Please tell me what kind it is.
Allison Jones


Hi Allison,
This is definitely a Moth Caterpillar and not a Butterfly Caterpillar.  It resembles a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae, and we found a similar looking North American species on BugGuide identified as being in the new world genus
 Apantesis.  We will post your photo and attempt some additional research.

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