Jewel caterpillar moths are a family of moths known for their beautiful appearance. They are around 80 species in this family.
The larvae of these moths are visually stunning, with a colorful gelatinous mass surrounding their bodies.
Once mature, they undergo pupation.
Sexual Dimorphism: Present but not prominent.
Color and Appearance
When the wings are opened, they are generally monochromatic and covered with fuzz. One can still see the colors when they are closed.
Average wingspan: 1-3 cm
Flight pattern: Erratic
Female moths lay eggs on the leaves of the host plant.
|Other names||Slug caterpillars|
|Distribution||Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Caribbean|
|Lifespan of Adults||Not recorded|
|Host Plants||Arabic coffee, loquat|
|Adult Diet||Does not feed|