... or maybe not. Although this female looks very much like Arsenura armida females, this might just as well be Arsenura arianae. Both species look very similar and the exact distribution of both species is unclear, specially in Central America. And then of course the fact remains that the caterpillars I posted this summer did not had a smooth skin like you would expect of armida caterpillars. They were rough skinned with very short thick hairs. To help you decide what species it might be: this stock came from Laguna Verde in Chiapas (Mexico), where the female was caught in the last week of May.
|Arsenura armida female - Origin: Mexico|