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i just cant figure out this thing , my first guess about it was that it was some kind of a pupa , but then it started moving , probaply because i disturbed it a bit for the photos.

2 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago
Green slug moth caterpillar
Thosea sinensis Green Slug Moth Caterpillar | Project Noah
Wilson W
Wilson W 8 years ago
Nettle Slug Moth Caterpillars
limacodidae


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4 Comments

florida33girl
florida33girl 8 years ago

Yup, those little hairs you see are released upon contact and contain toxic venom. This is a common defense mechanism for slug moth caterpillars.

kittuandme
kittuandme 8 years ago

@florids33girl are they like poisonous or something?

florida33girl
florida33girl 8 years ago

Don't touch! Their sting is powerfully painful.

kittuandme
kittuandme 8 years ago

thanks wilson!

kittuandme
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kittuandme

Kerala, India

Spotted on Sep 11, 2013
Submitted on Sep 11, 2013

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