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8 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Saturniidae, I also would tend to an Automeris sp., but not io, which is not in Brazil.

G u s t a v o
G u s t a v o 3 years ago

Oi Lemco! O Project Noah está no orkut!!!

Edith
Edith 3 years ago

This is why Noah is so cool!.. :) Never know what/where (it) has been spotted!

lemco
lemco 3 years ago

Is the lo moth found in tropical brazil? Wikipedia only lists it for NA but it has looks to have lots of cousins in brazil I have been sifting through them.

Edith
Edith 3 years ago

I agree with lori.tas it looks like an american lo moth (Automeri io)

Fun fact: These caterpillars get their toxicity from the plants.

lemco
lemco 3 years ago

A friend of mine says one of her kids at school touched one and he swelled up quite a bit. She knew of them and knew not to touch the but couldn't give me a name for it.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 3 years ago

Really neat Caterpillar. In the states we have to beware of white fuzzy ones because they can cause a nerve reaction if you rub against them.

lori.tas
lori.tas 3 years ago

It makes me think of a type Saturniid moth caterpillar. Similar to the Io moth, but that is only in North America.

Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Lat: -5.79, Long: -35.21

Spotted on Sep 12, 2009
Submitted on Mar 4, 2011

Spotted for mission

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