Tropical colors

Slug caterpillar
This crazy looking animal is a Stinging Slug Caterpillar.
It certainly lives up to its name: these kind of caterpillars have reduced legs, which is why they look like slugs.
The stinging part is also true: my friend burned her hand when she accidentally touched this caterpillar during our field work in The Amani Nature Reserve (Tanzania). However, seeing its amazing colors was worth the pain 🙂
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