Saddleback caterpillar

Saddleback caterpillar

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Caption: Saddleback caterpillar (Acharia stimulea) on an areca palm leaf. This moth caterpillar bears urticating (barbed) hairs that secrete a toxic venom. Touching the hairs results in a painful skin reaction.

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