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Saddleback Caterpillar

Sibine stimulea (Limacodidae)


The amazing colors on this caterpillar are in fact warning predators it is very toxic

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca 6 years ago
Saddleback Caterpillar
Acharia stimulea Saddleback caterpillar


gatorfellows 4 years ago

nice series :)

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 5 years ago

Gracias Braulio!

Nice pic!
U should put it on the mission: 2012 best wildlife photo.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

yes, it is!

MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Very diferent!!!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

by the way... thanks for the ID bayucca

AlikaKay 6 years ago

what a crazy looking caterpillar!! 6 years ago

The middle part looks like sushi..too colorful to be true!

Eva Varga
Eva Varga 6 years ago

Awesome! :)

bayucca 6 years ago

I think it is the quite common Acharia stimulea (formerly called Sibine stimulea).

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

yes, this caterpillar looks like a toy but is in fact very poisonous

Blogie 6 years ago

Straight out of an anime flick! :D

craiggrummitt 6 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

me, too!

CindyBinghamKeiser 6 years ago

Awesome! Love the second shot :)

MaryEvans2 6 years ago

You are very welcome :)

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

Thanks for your help Mary, I was trying to remember the common name in english

MaryEvans2 6 years ago

These are also known as saddleback caterpillars and are known to have a nasty sting!

MaryEvans2 6 years ago

What a cool looking caterpillar! Wonderful photos and spotting.

starleaf 6 years ago

Bizarre and wonderful at the same time.

Panamá, Panama

Lat: 9.15, Long: -79.85

Spotted on Feb 3, 2012
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012

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