Saddleback moth caterpillar

Saddleback moth caterpillar

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Caption: A neotropical species of saddleback moth caterpillar, genus Siline. Saddleback caterpillar moths belong to the family Limacodidae, known as shag or slug moths. The caterpillars lack prolegs and crawl about in a manner similar to slugs. The tubercles are covered with stinging spines. Photographed in the Peruvian Amazon, Loreto, Peru.

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Keywords: amazon fauna, animal, biological, biology, defence mechanism, defence strategy, defensive adaptation, lepidoptera, limacodidae, peru fauna, peruvian invertebrate, rainforest species, saddleback moth caterpillar, shag moth, siline, slug moth, spiny caterpillar, stinging hairs, tropical moth caterpillar, urticating hairs, zoological, zoology

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