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Lagarta-de-fogo (Fire caterpillar)

Podalia sp.

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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Thank you Jason. If you like caterpillars, here you'll find some more:

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Amazing creature!

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Some day when I have looong free time, I want to go through every single one of your 2,900+ spottings. I'm very much looking forward to finding many gems buried in your collection. :-)

KarenL 8 years ago

What an incredible caterpillar! Thanks for sharing Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Rams4d, Mayra, Ashley, Larry, Jakubko, Julio, Ceherzog, Luis, Yuko & Smith's zoo: thank you very much for your kind comments. This spotting was posted more than a year ago, and was kind of buried in my collection. I am glad that it resurfaced and got the attention it deserves. After all, to go unnoticed seems to be the last thing this beauty wants! :-)

Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Puts the "cat" in caterpillar! Great spot Sergio!

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

This caterpillar just blew my mind! Fabulous!

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Really amazing caterpillar Sergio! Thanks for sharing and it has an ID too.

ceherzog 8 years ago

Got my attention now! c

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago


LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Whoa! espectacular!

AshleyT 8 years ago

So strange looking! Very cool :)

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow, incrível!

rams4d 9 years ago

Muy interesante !!!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

@UmapornSarasat Yes, it is a caterpillar, and a very dangerous one. It is said that the effect of its sting lasts for at least 24 hours, and causes extreme pain.

UmapornSarasat 10 years ago


Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 6, 2012
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012

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