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Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Lymantriinae sp.


Unidentified caterpillar I found while hiking. It's fast moving but as I moved closer, it stopped and play dead.


Secondary forest

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K9 ling
K9 ling 4 years ago

Its really cool how creatures like these can move fast,it looks so plant-like and slow !!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 4 years ago


VinceAdam 4 years ago

KaraNoby, I guess now is the season for Tussock Moth

VinceAdam 4 years ago

Thanks peeps for the comments especially Paul Davis for the ID.

KaraNorby 4 years ago

I've got the same one :) I saw them often in eastern Borneo

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago

Wow!!! Fabulous!!!

bayucca 4 years ago

Erebidae, Lymantriinae.

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago


Paul Davis
Paul Davis 4 years ago

What a beauty ,I would say it is a Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Lymantriinae) ,but I don't know which species.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 4 years ago

Love the first view. Reminds me of when I was a kid running through the water sprinkler during the summer. Awesome photos!

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George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Lat: 5.41, Long: 100.26

Spotted on Feb 20, 2015
Submitted on Feb 25, 2015

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