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Saturniidae, I also would tend to an Automeris sp., but not io, which is not in Brazil.
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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.
I agree with lori.tas it looks like an american lo moth (Automeri io)Fun fact: These caterpillars get their toxicity from the plants.
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.
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.
It makes me think of a type Saturniid moth caterpillar. Similar to the Io moth, but that is only in North America.
Lat: -5.79, Long: -35.21
Spotted on Sep 12, 2009 Submitted on Mar 4, 2011