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Insect and Spider Identification: White and green striped caterpillar

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nushiamme
Chennai
India

September 18, 2013
9:04 AM

Post #9663127

Hello!

It's been a while since I posted here. It's good to be back!
Can anyone ID these caterpillars?

Seen in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, South India.

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 18, 2013
2:53 PM

Post #9663406

looks to be a type of slug caterpillar. Be careful as it may have a very painful sting.
Maybe Flapdoodle can be of more help
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

September 18, 2013
5:13 PM

Post #9663502

The overall appearance of these caterpillars appears consistent with the family Limacodidae (cup moths/slug caterpillars), and thus they should be treated with caution until their identity can be confirmed. I regret that I cannot provide a more specific i.d. at this time...

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