Bamboo moth caterpillars feed on various species of bamboo.
Identify the problem
The bamboo moth caterpillars are a stricking yellow-orange with black spots. The caterpillars have urticating hairs that can cause a skin rash accompanied by a burning sensation so handling the caterpillars should be avoided. The caterpillars can occur in high numbers, however, they can be quite rare between outbreaks.
Did You Know
- Bamboo moth is Artona martini