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Scientific expedition to Ecuador
January 2011

Subject: Io moth caterpillar (Saturniidae, Automeris sp.)
Location: Trout ponds near the base of the Andes
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting. It has very thin hairs coming out of the long light-blue spines on that central ball of spikes. Do you know if the hairs are part of a sensory apparatus, or are they just defensive?
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monkfishlover Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like a brush...
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buckymcnasty Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Whoa, what the fark? I want one of these as a pet now.:XD:
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Demonlemon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Beautiful
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duggiehoo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Try Automeris atrolimbata
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WeirdBugLady Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thanks! I can't find a pic of the caterpillar of that exact species, but it's definitely an Automeris.
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duggiehoo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Here possibly [link]
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WeirdBugLady Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Wow thanks, you are awesome!
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duggiehoo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Sure....feel free to add me.
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