Monday, February 26, 2018

Automeris metzii

This is the caterpillar of Automeris metzii. I bet it would be a bad idea to pick it up. When he found this creature, our intrepid guide, Dennis Paulson, let out a delighted expletive. The caterpillar crawled in a bush at the Hotel de Campo on 12 July 2017 (in northern Costa Rica).

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