Stinging Slug Caterpillar from Taiwan

Subject: Stung by a caterpillar
Location: Taiwan, east coast
October 7, 2015 6:40 pm
I found this caterpillar on my head this morning when I got stung by it! It felt like a bee sting – not agony, but fairly sore. Tried looking elsewhere online for ID but to no avail.
I hope you can identify it for me!
Signature: Dave

Stinging Slug Caterpillar
Stinging Slug Caterpillar

Dear Dave,
This is a Stinging Slug Caterpillar or Cup Moth Caterpillar in the family Limacodidae and we found an excellent series of images from China on FlickR including this close match identified as being in the genus

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