Is this the caterpillar of Arsenura beebei (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)?

Matt Kelly, Matthew J.W. Cock


We report here on a very distinctive caterpillar and suggest its likely identity. M.K. and Dr Feroze Omardeen encountered it on 11 March 2018 along Martinez Trace, just north of Brasso Seco in the Northern Range of Trinidad, West Indies. The caterpillar was striking. It was black with 10 bright blue bands and 7.5-8.0cm in length.



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