Idonauton cf. apicalis. Almost looking like it belongs...
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Image #cld1825522
SpeciesIdonauton cf. apicalis
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionAlmost looking like it belongs more on a coral reef than in a rainforest, this moth caterpillar uses bright aposematic patterns to warn potential predators of its stinging bristles. Caterpillars of this family (Limacodidae) are often called 'slug moths' because they lack prolegs and instead move over the surface of a leaf in an oozing-fashion using suckers. 
Keywordsborneo | caterpillar | defense | fauna | insect | larvae | lepidoptera | limacodidae | moth | slug


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