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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Well armed caterpillar in Kampala

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stanburkey
Kampala
Uganda

October 30, 2012
3:28 AM

Post #9319840

These well armed caterpillars are quite numerous right now in the CIDI Gardening and Landscaping Training Centre. They are about 3 inches (8 cm) long and about half an inch (1.1 cm) thick. Can anyone tell us what they are and what butterfly/moth they eventually become? Ugandans are very afraid of these creepy-crawlys - they apparently have a painful sting.

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vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

October 30, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9320363

Can you tell us what specific plants they are eating? or do they appear to eat all types of vegetation. I am not familiar with this caterpillar but i could discover more if i knew what plant or plants they are eating.

Maybe someone else on the forum will recognize them and offer some info.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 30, 2012
1:31 PM

Post #9320372

is this it??? African Emperor Moth Caterpillar
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2009/02/20/african-emperor-caterpillars-from-south-africa/

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 30, 2012
6:40 PM

Post #9320609

The last photo made me think of the dragons seen in Chinese New Year's parades.

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