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Caterpillars Abound in Liberia

February 10, 2009, 2:15 pm
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The Food and Agriculture Organization, in a 22 January 2009 press release, alerts that large numbers of " . . . caterpillars have appeared in northern Liberia, destroying crops and vegetation, sending terrified villagers fleeing from their homes, and raising the spectre of a food, health and environmental emergency in West Africa."

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Image: Achae catocaloides rena from Liberian Ministry of Agriculture

Articles reported on the 29 January and 6 February 2009 SciDev.Net indicate:



Advisor, S. (2009). Caterpillars Abound in Liberia. Retrieved from


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