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Sibine stimulea (Limacodidae)
The amazing colors on this caterpillar are in fact warning predators it is very toxic
Nice pic!U should put it on the mission: 2012 best wildlife photo.
yes, it is!
by the way... thanks for the ID bayucca
what a crazy looking caterpillar!!
The middle part looks like sushi..too colorful to be true!
I think it is the quite common Acharia stimulea (formerly called Sibine stimulea).
yes, this caterpillar looks like a toy but is in fact very poisonous
Straight out of an anime flick! :D
Awesome! Love the second shot :)
You are very welcome :)
Thanks for your help Mary, I was trying to remember the common name in english
These are also known as saddleback caterpillars and are known to have a nasty sting!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddleback_...
What a cool looking caterpillar! Wonderful photos and spotting.
Bizarre and wonderful at the same time.
Lat: 9.15, Long: -79.85
Spotted on Feb 3, 2012 Submitted on Feb 6, 2012
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