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Wasp moth caterpillar

Arctiidae, Arctiinae.

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100 Comments (1–25)

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 3 years ago

Would love to know more about this guy

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Any update on the ID of this beauty Sergio?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

No yunseong1, they are rigid but not sharp.

yunseong1 5 years ago

Wow amazing spotting.Are those spikes sharp?

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Finally! Hope you'll know it soon! Will the moths have 'pom-pom' too? :D

This is truly one very incredible spotting, new species or not !

LuisStevens 6 years ago

I want to see the moth too!

Would love to see the moth!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Recently I found another of these caterpillars, which I took to the local university's biologsts. It pupated and, after it was born, it was prepared for studies. Soon I must get an ID. According to the people at the University, it is NOT a new species, but it is the first time that they could see this moth's imature phase.

ILoveAnimals 6 years ago

Wow, just wow!

WildlifeCrusader 6 years ago

I would call this the Pom-Pom caterpillar. Keep up the amazement!

ali serna
ali serna 6 years ago

todo me gusta

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

They are a part of it, Ursula.

Ursula 6 years ago

Beautiful! Are those yellow things just some stuff on it or a part of it?

ali serna
ali serna 6 years ago

wow, parece de goma es genial¡¡¡

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Hehe, não espalha, Sckel... :-)

Sckel 7 years ago

Essa magnifica lagarta de pompons causou frisson no FB. Eu ainda suspeito que isso é o elástico de amarra cabelo da sua sobrinha.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

Extremely gorgeous caterpillar! It's just, Splendid! It gotta be a new species :D

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

it sure does look like a new species. but here's a chart anyway to help ID it

rubens.luciano 7 years ago

Parabéns Sérgio! Vai pensando em um nome para ela, quem sabe Sergiculus Noahvensis.


Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

love the blog and this is one of my very favorites.

AshleyT 7 years ago

I see you are pretty skilled at arts and crafts, Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Thank you so much, folks, for your kind comments. I promise I'll try to know more about this beauty.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Wow! Congrats Sergio!

C.Sydes 7 years ago

truly bizarre, great spot and well deserved congratulations

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Paraná, Brazil

Spotted on Oct 22, 2012
Submitted on Oct 22, 2012

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