Bristly Caterpillar Amendment

I am very happy to report that Dr. Dan Janzen confirmed my caterpillar’s identity this morning! It is indeed a member of the Automeris metzli species of the subfamily Hemileucinae. To celebrate, I uploaded a couple more pictures of my twilight visitor. Hope you like, what my sister Diana in Hamburg called ‘a perambulating fir twig’. It’s definitely Advent, right? Enjoy!
Automeris metzli, Saturniidae, Hemileucinae; I.D. by Janzen & Leon



[Heavy color boost]


[Detail of above]


Climbing on a LED flashlight for a “Christmas effect”



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