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Limacodid Caterpillar

Parasa pastoralis

Description:

This "cactus like" caterpillar from fam of Limacodidae or Euclidae moths in the superfamily Zygaenoidea or the Cossoidea. Many Limacodidae larvae are green and fairly smooth, but others have tubercles with urticating hairs and may have bright warning colours. The sting can be quite potent, causing severe pain.



1 species ID suggestions

Blue-striped Nettle Grub
Parasa lepida Parasa lepida

11 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih a year ago

Lovely series.. Very nice.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann a year ago

Wow! Nice one!

cecihelper1
cecihelper1 2 years ago

Interesting caterpillar!

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

lovely!!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

cool!

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 2 years ago

It looks like it's glowing.....very nice!

Romesh
Romesh 2 years ago

wow!

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Cool!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Extra ordinary shot,

thanks JuanDiTrani

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 2 years ago

this is a Limacodid caterpillar

Indonesia

Lat: -7.92, Long: 112.59

Spotted on Dec 20, 2011
Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

Reference

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