Geographic location of the bug: Florianópolis – Brazil
Time: 01:29 PM EDT
Dear Mr Bugman, what is this big eating my orange tree?
How you want your letter signed: Carolina G.
Your caterpillar is related to a similar looking North American caterpillar called a Monkey Slug. We posted a caterpillar from Brazil in the past that we identified as Phobetron hipparchia, and we learned that it is called Lagarta-Aranha locally, which translates to Spider Caterpillar. Handle with caution. This caterpillar can sting.