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Caterpillar (family Lasiocampidae)



GIANT caterpillar, wondering what kind of moth/butterfly it will become?? Found in the Wehea Protected Forest of East Kalimantan, Indonesia (Island of Borneo)

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O_O That is huge!!!

KaraNorby 7 years ago

Oh, and it's not my hand, it's my assistants hand. I took the photo :) I'm on vacation but will be home in a couple days and will look for the other photos of this guy, I took quite a few, including the one with the length measurement.

KaraNorby 7 years ago

Thanks Chun :) I have a photo of this caterpillar next to a ruler, and off the top of my head can't recall the measurement. I'll find the photo for you.

ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Hi KaraNorby, can I ask you how long is your hand :-)
I want to know how long is the caterpillar so that it can
set the world record for the longest caterpillar !

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Amazing. Things seem to become 'industrial strength' the closer they get to the equator. A great spotting. I wonder how big the moth will be?

LuckyLogan 7 years ago

That is a massive caterpillar!

drP 8 years ago

What kind of adult does a caterpillar like this become?
Any kind it wants!!! :)
Nice spotting!

SachindraUmesh 8 years ago

GOSH! thats what you call a BIG Caterpillar!!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

I found this too in Indonesia, exactly in Bandung, West Java. I do not expect that the size can be as big as this. Amazing!

namitha 8 years ago

That's...... Really really big. I didn't know such big caterpillar exists. Wonderful spotting.

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

wow very big

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


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Juan DiTrani 9 years ago


ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Surprisingly, the adults are much smaller. I am not sure how do they do it.

MrsPbio 9 years ago

So what does it turn into? I'm guessing a huge moth?

ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Nice spotting Kara.
I have spotted a similar species too and it is really huge!
Unfortunately, I will only upload it after several years.
Nice identification too Nuwan, that was the ID given to me too by What'

dandoucette 9 years ago

Holy crap! That is gigantic!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

should be a moth caterpillar, maybe family Lasiocampidae (Lappet and Eggar moths)

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

whoa!! that's huge !

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Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

Spotted on Sep 23, 2010
Submitted on Sep 23, 2012

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