This may be off-topic - but I found no better place to post it.
Some two months ago, I was in Guatemala, near to the border with
took photographs of a very large and spiny caterpillar. I have put the
pictures on my Website:
It must have been about four inches long. Our local guide said it
might be poisonous, and, from the look of it, the spines certainly did
I do not know much about tropical insects, but I can't help wondering
what kind of butterfly or moth the caterpillar may have become by now.
It must be well-known, since I found pictures of it on the Web, but
always without the name or other info.
Does anyone know the name of this insect?
Thanks in advance,
Roger Van Loon.
There's more than money to be looked for in this short life of ours