Actias ningpoana, L5

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Actias ningpoana, L5
These black dots on the caterpillars are nematodes, this species of micro organism doesn't affect nor the pupa nor the caterpillars, these dies when caterpillars molt to pupa. In really severe cases, the pupa and the moth can have some pigmentation defects as reported to me by saischel on a previous post, when I was searching for an answer to these dots.