Our photo contributor Andreas Kay, who is exploring the biodiversity of Ecuador, described this creature as a “lichen” caterpillar. A German commenter (thanks Google translate!) suggested that it could be “Christian” caterpillar, because it carries little crosses, or a “Cactus” caterpillar.
Do any of our readers have other suggestions for fun non-scientific names for this cool critter?
Get your nature photography featured on TreeHugger by joining the TreeHugger Photo Pool on Flickr.