In this paper we look at the asymptotic number of $r$-caterpillars for $\Lambda $-coalescents which come down from infinity, under a regularly varying assumption. An $r$-caterpillar is a functional of the coalescent process started from $n$ individuals which, roughly speaking, is a block of the coalescent at some time, formed by one line of descend to which $r-1$ singletons have merged one by one. We show that the number of $r$-caterpillars, suitably scaled, converge to an explicit constant as the sample size $n$ goes to $\infty $.
"Asymptotic number of caterpillars of regularly varying $\Lambda $-coalescents that come down from infinity." Electron. Commun. Probab. 22 1 - 12, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1214/17-ECP81