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Wasp moth caterpillar

Arctiidae, Arctiinae, Saurita sp.

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107 Comments (1–25)

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a month ago

Jae...your comment put the good in my morning. Thank you for infusing smiles. Sergio, this is wonderful...but the caterpillar is spectacular. Thank you, both.

Jae
Jae a month ago

@Sukanya a cheerleader perhaps :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro a month ago

SukanyaDatta: Here you have an adult Saurita moth. I don't know if it is the same species, but you can have an idea of what it becomes: https://www.insetologia.com.br/2014/05/m...

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a month ago

I so want to see what it becomes.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro a month ago

WOW! I can't believe, Dominik, you did it again.Yes, you are THE master. After all this time you still remembered it!!! I followed the link you provided and other ones, and I found how other instars of this caterpillar look like, and I think that I must have got it another time: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings... . Anyway, thank you so, so much my friend.

balungilevalencia2
balungilevalencia2 a month ago

It looks very nice

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 4 years ago

Would love to know more about this guy

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Any update on the ID of this beauty Sergio?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

No yunseong1, they are rigid but not sharp.

yunseong1
yunseong1 6 years ago

Wow amazing spotting.Are those spikes sharp?

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 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
LuisStevens 7 years ago

I want to see the moth too!

Would love to see the moth!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 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
ILoveAnimals 7 years ago

Wow, just wow!

WildlifeCrusader
WildlifeCrusader 7 years ago

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

ali serna
ali serna 7 years ago

todo me gusta

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

They are a part of it, Ursula.

Ursula
Ursula 7 years ago

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

ali serna
ali serna 7 years ago

wow, parece de goma es genial¡¡¡

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Hehe, não espalha, Sckel... :-)

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

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

Paraná, Brazil

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

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