Stinging Slug Caterpillar from Tanzania

Crazy caterpillar
Location: Amani Nature Reserve, Northeast Tanzania
May 18, 2011 3:18 am
I’ve seen 3 or 4 of these guys now, but the only help I’ve gotten on ID is that it is some type of moth. Anybody out there know?
Signature: Phil

Stinging Slug Caterpillar

Hi Phil,
This is sure a beautiful photograph.  Our money is on a Stinging Slug Caterpillar from the family Limacodidae, but we haven’t the time at the moment to research an accurate species identification.

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  1. Getting it down to species level might be hard. there are about 120 within Limacodidae.

    this might be a Parapluda sp. but don’t quote me on that.


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