Caterpillars to be identified please.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

September, rains, moist walls and rooftiles, a bit of mossy surface... these are in thousands and everywhere, falling through gaps in tiles, much to the annoyance of my daughters. They say 'yieekes!' when they see them! What could be the name of this? Is it a moth?

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Another one. This was eating the petal of a hibiscus.

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Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

The second one might be in this family. Hope this helps
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymantriidae

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Just last night, I uploaded after sorting out the moths found in my garden. The album is here: http://picasaweb.google.com/dinakar58/MothsUpload?feat=directlink Is any a match to the caterpillars? These pictures have been taken in the last two years.

Thanks for any help, wren.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

Great pictures. Wish I could help but I am still learning the ones around here, in Florida, USA

Do you have a collage near by with a department of nature sciences. They might be able to help you ID your butterflies and caterpillars. We have a collage not far from here I live that have a web site that ID"s many of the bugs, plants and animals for our area. They even have a butterfly house.

Let me do some check in on some thing, be right back.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

These are sites that might help you. The first looks like the best one.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_butterflies_of_India
http://www.geocities.com/kishan_nie/photos/photos.html
http://www.flickr.com/groups/66756397@N00/

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

I'll add one more now:
Found it today.

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