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Hag moth

Phobetron hipparchia


Phobetron sp. - Limacodidae

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Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 7 years ago

Thanks Adam, Lauren and Logan.... when I found it ..I didn't believe it was a insect ... by the way ... I never saw one like this anymore ...I hope to get the ID.

AdamBrown 7 years ago

that's wild!

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

This is just fascinating! I also thought it was a bunch of mites feeding on a doodle. Remarkable and great photos!

LuckyLogan 7 years ago

Whoa! Crazy great camouflage

Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

So interesting!

A primera vista pareciesen muchos insectos. Es fascinante!!! Muy buenas fotografías! :-)

YurianaMartínez 8 years ago

never seen anything like this before

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

beautiful creature!

EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Doesn't it kind of look like scat? I wonder if that is it's defense look like, well you know!

KarenL 8 years ago


rubens.luciano 8 years ago

This is a nice moth!

kyros.v 8 years ago

What's with all the hair??? Nice costume! :-)

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 8 years ago

Cool! A cheerleader moth! ha ha :D

Saarbrigger 8 years ago

Wow, amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Wow! Very bizarre

LivanEscudero 8 years ago

That's a cool looking moth. It looks very similar to a Hag Moth, so I'll guess is in the Genus Phobetron. But you may want to look through the Limacodidae family (Slug Caterpillar Moths) for ones found in this area of Brazil. maybe it's the BRAZILIAN MONKEY SLUG CATERPILLAR, I can't find a picture of an adult on-line.

Rubens Araujo
Spotted by
Rubens Araujo

SP, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 29, 2012

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