Wild Florida Photo - Phobetron pithecium

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Phobetron pithecium

HAG MOTH

MONKEY SLUG

Florida native

 

The larvae of the hag moth, or hag moth caterpillar is also known as the monkey slug. This is one of the four major stinging caterpillars in Florida.

 
Phobetron pithecium is a member of the Limacodidae - Slug caterpillar moths family.
 

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Nov 11, 2009









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