Caterpillars – Colobura d. dirce

We see caterpillars all the time around our yard, but these which I found are different. I can’t even seem to locate their picture on the Internet. They are solid black with yellow and white spines.

black caterpillar with yellow and white spines

black caterpillar with yellow and white spines

I found them on our Trumpet tree and so far that’s the only leaves they feed on.  I hope they quickly become pupas so we can then see what they become.

black caterpillars with yellow and white spines

If you know what these caterpillars are, please let us know.

Thanks to Jane & John of BugGuide.net, these caterpillars are Colobura d. dirce mature larva.  Click this link for more pictures.

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