Subject: Black and White hairy caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug: Guatemala
Time: 09:53 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: We found two of these large caterpillars on different avocado trees in a wet mountain area near San Pedro, Guatemala, do you know what they are called? 3″ soft hairy, don’t bit or sting.
How you want your letter signed: Caroline
We tried unsuccessfully to identify this distinctive Moth Caterpillar. Some families we explored were Erebidae, Lasiocampidae and Apatelodidae. Perhaps one of our readers will have more success with this identification.