Subject: ? Stinging slug caterpillar
December 8, 2013 1:29 am
Is this a stinging slug caterpillar. My son was bitten on it, while cycling past a bush. It produced a stinging sensation and urticaria on his arm. We live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Signature: Xav and Con
Dear Xav and Con,
We agree with your identification that this is a Stinging Slug Caterpillar in the family Limacodidae. We located a matching photo on FlickR, but it is only identified to the family level. Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck with a species identification.