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I thought this was one of the most bizarre and unique organism I spotted during my 4 months in SE Asia, only because of what my guide said about it. I probably would have walked right past it if it weren't for him pointing it out to me. Kind of looked like a seed from a distance and more like a caterpillar or larvae close up. According to my guide, he said they are rare to see and only move at night. It was certainly something I had not seen before, but he turned out to be wrong and it was nothing more than a simple seed. The 'body' was about 1cm with dandelion like hairs about 2cm long.
tropical rainforest on limestone
I spotted this with the help of a young local guide in the forest around Pungiton cave, near Pensiangan. I can't vouch for the knowledge of some local guides. He wasn't a biologist or naturalist, just a local farmer boy who knew the forest around the area he lived. As some have said, he must have mistaken this for a nocturnal caterpillar.