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Lagarta de Fogo, Taturana Cachorrinho

Fire Caterpillar,Podalia sp:

Description:

Lagartas que apresentam longas cerdas (pêlos), de coloração variada. Estas cerdas são inofensivas, mas escondem as cerdas de veneno (espinhos), que são menores e possuem glândula de veneno na base.

Habitat:

America do Sul


1 species ID suggestions

Adilson
Adilson a year ago
Lagarta De Fogo
Fire Caterpillar

5 Comments

halhurst
halhurst a year ago

Where I read it. Larva of the flannel moth
http://news.discovery.com/animals/insect...

halhurst
halhurst a year ago

recently a facebook meme, called Donald Trump caterpillar.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow a year ago

Not having the sense of size, I was about to ask if this was related to a porcupine. Then I saw bayucca's identification suggestion & looked it up. Lots smaller, but this caterpillar seems to have similarly pokey barbs!

keithp2012
keithp2012 a year ago

Cool

bayucca
bayucca a year ago

Megalopygidae, Podalia sp. or Megalopyge sp.

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Lat: -23.64, Long: -46.73

Spotted on May 3, 2013
Submitted on May 15, 2013

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