Subject: Fluorescent green caterpillar
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
August 10, 2017 10:15 pm
Found this little guy (ca 3cm) wandering the road near my house today and wondering what he is/what he’s going to be. Have found a lot of similar caterpillars online in the stinging slug variety, but none that match him perfectly.
Can you help identify him for me?
Signature: Nina

Stinging Slug Caterpillar

Dear Nina,
This is a Stinging Slug Caterpillar in the family Limacodidae, and as its name indicates, it is capable of stinging if it is carelessly handled.  We have found matching images on the internet with two different genus names.  This FlickR image is identified as
Latoia consocia, and JP Moths identifies it as Parasa consocia.

I just wanted to say thank you for helping me identify this caterpillar so quickly!
Love your website!
Location: Ibaraki, Japan

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