Paying homage to the wonderful, unusual and diverse world of animals. I make no claim to content ownership. Sources are credited (with links) whenever possible — on both unique posts & re-blogs. Any post will be removed upon request (please provide URL link to the post/page). Enjoy!
The slug-like caterpillar of a dalcerid moth (family Dalceridae). These rare caterpillars are covered with sticky, gellatinous tubercles. Peruvian Amazon.
Caterpillars of the dalcerid moth Dalcera abrasa, a common pest of coffee plants, have also been found to feed on Qualea, which is a flowering plant genus in the family Vochysiaceae. These plants occur in the Neotropics and their wood makes good timber and firewood and is used in construction.