This stunning creature just begs to be handled for a closer look, but as bugologists we know better than that. Get too close, a puff of wind, and you may be in for months of pain and discomfort. Treat ALL hairy caterpillars with respect as the hairs are not just for show.
Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Uploaded Aug 1, 2019. Captured May 22, 2013 07:28 in Kampung Cibadak Jl. H. Juhana RT.02 RW.20, Ciwaruga, Kec. Parongpong, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40559, Indonesia.