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Slug Caterpillar


This strange caterpillar was on a palm leaf in Brazil. I can't find more info online, so pls help me :)

1 Species ID Suggestions

Monkey Slug Caterpillar
Phobetron pithecium Phobetron pithecium

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DDO 7 years ago

Thank You!! I'm still trying to figure out what kind of caterpillar this is!

staccyh 7 years ago

Wow, really interesting! Nice find :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

welcome for the help dbo ;) bayucca can maybe clarify more, as he is the expert and i am not ;)

DDO 7 years ago

Thanks! I believe this is a Slug Moth Caterpillar in the family Limacodidae, and it looks very similar to a North American species, the Monkey Slug.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

looks to me like monkey slug larva ;) nice one, too

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Fernandópolis, SP, Brazil

Spotted on Mar 31, 2014
Submitted on Mar 31, 2014

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