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Spider Caterpillar

Euphobetron aquapennis

Description:

Uma das lagartas mais incriveis do mundo. (One of the most incredible caterpillars in the world) Limacodidae

Habitat:

Lagarta encontrada em Cerrado. Muito rara de ser avistada.


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15 Comments

Thanks Lauren and Jim.
Hugs.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 10 months ago

Congratulations Marquinhos! This looks like it should be a marine Nudibranch instead of a caterpillar!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 10 months ago

Beautiful!

Thanks Gilma.

Congratulations! Well deserved...Marquinhos Aventureiro

Thanks my friends.
Hugs from Brazil.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 months ago

Parabéns Marquinhos.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 months ago

Another welcome to Project Noah Marquinhos Aventureiro, and congratulations, this incredible caterpillar is our Spotting of the Day:

"You think you're looking at several social caterpillars? Think twice and look carefully: you're seeing one caterpillar of the moth Euphobetron aquapennis, our Spotting of the Day! This spectacular caterpillar in the family Limacodidae possesses hairy limb-like extensions on each body segment. It is thus not surprising that it goes by the common name of "spider caterpillar" in Portuguese.

On Project Noah all year round you can submit photos of moths you spot here: https://buff.ly/2LBq7tK
Posting till tomorrow August 5th will still earn you our Moth Week 2018 patch.
#MothWeek2018 "

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Hi Gilma, just warning color.
Hugs from Brazil.

Thanks my friend!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

Amazing creature. Great spotting.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 10 months ago

Unbelievable!!!

Beautiful! Such a bright color, wondering if it feeds on a tree/plant of the same color or it is just warning color...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 months ago

Hello Marquinhos Aventureiro, and Welcome to the Project Noah community! We hope you like the website as much as we do. There are many aspects to the site and community. The best way to get started is to read the FAQs athttp://www.projectnoah.org/faq where you can find all the tips, advice and "rules" of Project Noah. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know (but that have not been identified), and make useful or encouraging comments on other users' spottings (and they on yours). There are also "missions" you can join and add spottings to. See http://www.projectnoah.org/missions Note that most missions are "local". Be sure not to add a spotting to a mission that was outside of mission boundaries or theme. Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. We also maintain a blog archivehttp://blog.projectnoah.org/ where we have posted previous articles from specialists from different geographical areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures.” So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. See you around!

MelindaKiser
MelindaKiser 10 months ago

Wow, that is astounding!

MG, Brazil

Lat: -20.66, Long: -46.04

Spotted on Feb 2, 2018
Submitted on Aug 1, 2018

Spotted for Mission

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