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Any Ideas on what caterpillar/bug this is???

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Any Ideas on what caterpillar/bug this is???

Postby kctsang » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:26 pm

Size: 1.25 cm, crawls around at a good pace for it's size ... found on bark of tree ....

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Re: Any Ideas on what caterpillar/bug this is???

Postby laurence leong » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:32 am

K C, at a glance, I thought it was the larvae of a Bracket Fungus Beetle. I should have known better because there were no Bracket Fungus on the tree, and its larva do not crawl all over the place, and definitely now at that speed. It looks like a caterpillar all right.
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Re: Any Ideas on what caterpillar/bug this is???

Postby green baron » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:06 pm

KC,
Lovely caterpillar. Looks like a cat from the moth family Limacodidae.
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Re: Any Ideas on what caterpillar/bug this is???

Postby kctsang » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:57 pm

green baron wrote:KC,
Lovely caterpillar. Looks like a cat from the moth family Limacodidae.



Whoa !!! Quote from Wikipedia " but others have tubercles with urticating hairs and may have bright warning colours.
The sting can be quite potent[4], causing severe pain."
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Re: Any Ideas on what caterpillar/bug this is???

Postby green baron » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:46 pm

Yes, larvae from this family has hairs that can cause itchiness and irritation.
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