Venomous saturniid moth caterpillar

Venomous saturniid moth caterpillar

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Saturniid caterpillar (family Saturniidae) with venomous spines. These caterpillars are capable of a painful sting. A local remedy is to apply the crushed body of the caterpillar to the site of the sting. Photographed in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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