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This is the most strange creature I have found in my garden. With about 4 cm, immobile, this guy is a caterpillar.
It seems it´s is missing the left back "leg".
What an impossible creature. Fantastic spotting.
Organism total ID contains 2 different Categories to eligible this Mission... like here Caterpillar- Arthropods and Monkey- Mammal. Same category total ID is not eligible for this Mission.
Mimetic Animals of the World is made for Organisms have their form match with surroundings alike camouflage.
Weird, cute and amazing all in one! Great spotting!
You mean the "Mimetic Animals of the World" mission ?
Morphed ID Mission is made by many rangers for worldwide users.
Awesome series !
that really is amazing, what an exciting spot
Amazing! I would have named it a Sloth Slug. ") Great find and awesome shots!
Due to the Noah rules of local missions, I cannot subscribe to a local mission. Actually, I cannot even find it, as there is no keyword search for them and only the global missions are visible to everybody. I couldn't find "Organism Morph ID Mission" in global missions (which is why I assume it must be part of a local mission), so it's not possible to include this picture there. This restriction make sense, because in local mission we expect to see "local pictures", but sometimes we want to collect data from the same especies around the world, just to see how they adapt to different countries, and that's is not possible...
Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.
Welcome Rubens... Your every shot is a feast to learn about this amazing creature... Wonderful spotting.
Thanks Ashish. I will include it in the Organism Morph ID Mission.
This spotting is eligible for Organism Morph ID Mission....
Lovely spotting Rubens..!!
First time I've seen such creature... Great find Rubens!
So strange and so unique !
About the "missing leg": It is actually not the real leg but some fleshy and hairy lobes or tubes which are not vital organs for the caterpillar. The would be easily disposed after being touched or threatened.
Wow, really unique!
Sergio and Bayucca,
Thank you very much for the ID !
Rubens, esta é uma lagarta da família Limacodidae:
Rubens, this is a Limacodidae: caterpillar.
Wow Stunning indeed !
Wow! Stunning creature! Can't wait to find out what it is!
Spotted on Mar 17, 2012
Submitted on Mar 17, 2012
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