Lonomia Caterpillar

 

Lonomia sp.(?)

Lonomia sp.(?)

Yesterday we literally had to pry about five of these off the goiaba tree as they were eating leaves. Solange accidently brushed her arm against one & screamed in pain.

Although the photographs of Lonemia obliqua I’ve found on the internet seem to have different colors, the hairs on this one have the same shape.

It kinda scared me because Lonemia obliqua is deadly, more toxic than snakebite. Brazil has several deaths every year, & it is apparently not a pleasant way to die.

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