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Puppy Caterpillar

Podalia megalopygidae

Description:

Very common throughout the Brazilian territory, feeds on various species of plants (especially fruit). The most interesting, perhaps, is that despite this aspect of "plush", at the base of this soft coat lurk poisonous bristles and therefore can be dangerous if incorrectly handled. From there will come a moth!

Habitat:

Very common in Brazil.

Notes:

I found a video made by one of the most respected TV networks in my country talking about this species (in Portuguese). In any case, very interesting. The link is in the references. This specimen I found this on one of my walks in the neighborhood.

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7 Comments

Just fantastic!! One of the lovelies caterpillar's I have seen in PN. Thank you for sharing, Leonardo Castro.

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

Amazingly great spotting!!!!!! :)

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

Mayra, Harsha, namitha and Bhagya. Thanks so much, guys!
Bhagya, yes... the same here...! ;)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

wow !! this is why i love NOAH ... it always have something amazing and breath taking
nice spotting Leonardo

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Awesome spotting. Very cute!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Beauty!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Bela série!!

Leonardo Castro
Spotted by
Leonardo Castro

MG, Brazil

Spotted on Feb 5, 2011
Submitted on Sep 8, 2013

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