Euselasia mystica 


Host plant: Psidium guajava
( Myrtaceae)


Caterpillar Description

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Determined by: L. Dyer



Rearing results and development times


Host plants

 Rubiaceae: Neea psychotroides





Observations and comments

 When not feeding, larvae of multiple instars will hide in a large (>15cm long and 6cm in diameter) bag of leaves webbed together and loosely lined with silk. It is not known if the different instars represent multiple generations or a mix of parasitized and unparasitized individuals or indivdiuals that get more or less food. When they wish to feed larvae will troop up to the feeding site in single file, one following the other. Larvae seem to prefer to feed on new leaves and shoots.

Voucher location

 Tulane University