'Monkey Slug, caterpillar of Shag Moth'

'Monkey Slug, caterpillar of Shag Moth'

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Caption: Monkey Slug, the caterpillar of a species of Shag Moth, family Limacodidae. The body lobes are covered with toxic urticating hairs and stinging spines that can produce a painful dermatitis in people Photographed feeding on a citrus tree in the Peruvian Amazon. The adult stage is a nondescript, moth.

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Keywords: amazon insect, amazonian insect, animal, arthropod, arthropoda, caterpillar, fauna, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, larva, larvae, lepidoptera, limacodidae, monkey slug, moth, nature, peru insect, peruvian insect, shag moth, stinging hair, stinging spine, toxic insect, urticating hair, wildlife, zoology

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