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Copyright: Claudio Lozinsky (claudiolky) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 13 N: 14] (200)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Kodak DX6490, 52mm UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-12 3:56
Viewed: 11549
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
I took this picture yesterday in my garden.
This is a very dangerous caterpillar. The poison on the bristles can be injected into the skin. It is possible to kill a person by an anaphylatic shock.
For more details(in portuguese): http://www.butantan.gov.br/materialdidatico/Numero6/numero6.htm

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Well Claudio.I don't know if you'll be flattered or offended,but your furry death caterpillar was so bizarre,I actually doubted its authenticity for a second,and looked up the name in Google.It looked so much like dyed human hair.
I"m sorry to doubt you.(I thought perhaps it was a joke)
I see from the article on Megalopigidae that there are fluffy white ones too.
These are Flannel Moth larvae...and mighty bizarre they are too!
Brilliant post Claudio!

Very interesting subject, Claudio. I gather you did not want to move it to a more suitable natural environment given the lethallity of this critter. Great stuff. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-19 3:34]

Excellent post! Unbelievable that such a little and beautiful caterpillar can be lethal. I didn't know it existed. This is what TN is all about; learning new things. Thank you very much for the photo and the information. This post deserves way more than just 4 points.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-15 3:19]

What an unusual and interesting caterpillar. I learned something new today. Great macro with super sharp details and good exposure. Thanks for this amazing-looking creature!

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