spiny caterpillar in Jalisco

Jim Mason jim at gpnc.org
Thu Nov 4 12:33:22 EST 2004

I received some email photos of a very spinose caterpillar from Bosque la 
Primavera reserve in Jalisco, Mexico.  The little guy is about 2 inches long 
and has a green body but it has long, white, plumose spines in transverse 
bands from one end to the other, giving it a white appearance from a 

Does anyone have an idea what this might be?  I can send one of the photos 
if you wish to look at it.

Jim Mason, Naturalist
Jim at gpnc.org
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67220-2200
316-683-5499 x103 - voice
316-688-9555 - fax


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