Stinging Slug Caterpillar from Malaysia

Stinging Slug Caterpillar from Bako
February 5, 2010
Hi Bugman, I saw this gorgeous critter on my trip to Bako National Park. Ploughed the net and some blog labelled it as Euclea delphinii. But when i did a google image search on it the actual spp looks pretty diff. what’s this???
Sarawak, Malaysia

Stinging Slug Caterpillar

Hi Peiya,
The problem with blogs, including our own, is that there is much misinformation.  We agree that this is a Stinging Slug Caterpillar in the family Limacodidae, and we can tell you with certainty that you are correct that it is not the North American species Euclea delphinii.  It is also appears to be different from the Malaysian Parasa lepida or Blue Striped Nettle Grub we posted several months back.  This may take additional research.

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