"Butterfly Farm," St. Thomas, USVI.
A Caligo (not sure of the species), or Owl Butterfly. The "farm" is really a net-enclosed, double-car-garage-sized space in a metropolitan area. Nonetheless, it was an interesting stop. Apparently, butterflies, and the plants on which they feed, were about wiped out on the islands, and the farms represent an effort to re-establish them. www.neostream.net/~bfarm/index.php?option=com_frontpage&a...
EcoCamp - Hermit Crab (Pagurus pollicaris)
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Caterpillars in St Thomas
These monsters are actually pretty creepy in person. Hawkmoth caterpillar? Not sure. Anybody know for sure?