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Attractive Caterpillar : Nature Closeups

Attractive Caterpillar

December 1st, 2010 - 7:30 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | 2 Comments

January 28, 2010 | Caraça Natural Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This caterpillar seems fairly distinctive, but I haven’t been able to find anything similar. The white bands are odd. I can’t decide if they are normal or evidence of an injury.

2 Responses to “Attractive Caterpillar”

  1. - m says:

    Very attractive indeed. Remniscent of a gypsy moth caterpillar – maybe something in the family Lymantriidae?

  2. Luísa says:

    Beautiful caterpillar!
    I believe it isan Euglyphis sp. (family Lasiocampidae), and that the white band is its natural color…
    = )

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