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Trenton, NJ(Zone 6b)

i shot an image of a caterpillar known as larva of "limacodidae". i am not sure, but it may belong to "parasa species". can anyone give details such as family, genus, common name etc. this details are needed to add this bug to the database.

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Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)


Parasa appears to be the genus rather than the species. I think yours is the caterpillar of the Nettle Caterpillar or Blue-striped Nettle Grub (Parasa lepida) in the family Limacodidae.

I have created an entry for it in BugFiles here: and would be pleased to see your picture added to that page,


Trenton, NJ(Zone 6b)

thanks for your valuable input, Ken.
I am equally pleased to know that you have created an entry for this caterpillar.
i will add an image to that page right now.

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