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Caterpillar of Phocoderma velutina Possibly the Caterpillar of Phocoderma velutina, it was already quite large size, around 4-5 cm.<br />
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Seen during a night walk by chance, as I didn&#039;t see it but accidentally brushed a branch which makes it fell down but as it fell down, it touched my leg and even though through my pants, I felt a sharp sting. Caterpillar,Limacodid,Limacodidae,Malaysia,Moth,Phocoderma velutina,Sabah Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Caterpillar of Phocoderma velutina

Possibly the Caterpillar of Phocoderma velutina, it was already quite large size, around 4-5 cm.

Seen during a night walk by chance, as I didn't see it but accidentally brushed a branch which makes it fell down but as it fell down, it touched my leg and even though through my pants, I felt a sharp sting.

    comments (5)

  1. Fantastic! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks, Lisa :) Posted 2 months ago
  2. That is incredible! I hope the sting didn't cause you too much pain! Posted 2 months ago
    1. It was quite intense for like 10 minutes, wears off after that.
      But I can't imagine if its a direct skin contact, would have been much worse!
      Posted 2 months ago
      1. Ugh, glad you were spared a direct sting! Posted 2 months ago

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Phocoderma velutina is a species of Limacodid Moth from the family of Limacodidae. The species Phocoderma velutina is the largest Bornean limacodid with a distinctively patterned purplish brown-black forewing.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Jul 20, 2019. Captured Jan 6, 2019 22:31.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm