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about 4" long
a biologist studying primates at Caratinga spotted this and showed it to me
Thanks Carol, keep your eyes out! They must be around your property.
Very cool! I love the spikes. I hope I SPOT this soon. I didn't realize Io was in Brazil. Thanks for sharing the link! The lilac bush seems popular to caterpillars.
thanks for the ID Peter
Definitely an io moth larva http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?searc...
It is beautiful
thanks Yasser. I wonder what it is too. I have loads more photos of strange caterpillars and moths/butterflies
Cipresillo, is that the local name (spanish name)? thanks for the info, I didn't know that
In Costa Rica WE know this as Cipresillo but I have not seen the Moth....it is a very toxic one....Some few birds (The azure hooded Jay) can prey on them
Another great photo Dan. Definitely not the caterpillar form of the Luna moth as suggested by Edende. I wonder what it is...
Spotted on Dec 18, 2010 Submitted on Apr 18, 2011
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