Length of forewing: 7 - 16 mm in the genus
The common name of members of this genus (Filament-bearers) refers to the fantastic appendages of the caterpillars, which seem to mimic vines or tendrils or the young growth of a twig.Nematocampa is a primarily Neotropical genus, with most species limited to the area from Mexico to Paraguay. There are about 25 described species and a number of undescribed ones; of these, three are North American and the rest Neotropical.
Nematocampa completa was first described from Ecuador in 1904.
Photo location: Boquete, Chiriquí province, Panama (upper photo); Leona Vicario, Quintana Roo, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (lower photo).
American Insects site