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Costa Rican Hairy Caterpillar

Automeris metzli


Hairy caterpillar about 10cm long. Local people said it could hurt a child. Moved quite fast. In this site it is referenced as one of the top poisonous caterpillars in the world:


Among stongs and bushes. Tropical weather.

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca 5 years ago
Automeris Caterpillar
Automeris metzli Not In A Straight Line: Bristly Caterpillar Amendment

1 Comment

bayucca 5 years ago

Saturniidae, Hemileucinae, Automeris metzli.

Cartago, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.17, Long: -83.42

Spotted on Jul 1, 2007
Submitted on Jan 8, 2013

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