Data from this page should be cited as follows:

Dyer, L.A. and G.L. Gentry. 2002. Caterpillars and parasitoids of a tropical lowland wet forest. Accessed: (date accessed).

Updates to this page are made daily

Caterpillars and Parasitoids of a Costa Rican Tropical Wet Forest is an ongoing project dedicated to the inventory and dissemination of information on lepidopteran larvae, their host plants, and their parasitoids. Live caterpillar specimens are collected and reared at La Selva Biological Station. The host plant, pupation and emergence dates, size and weight are recorded, along with information about parasitiods that the caterpillars may have hosted.

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