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    Family: Erebidae

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    Don't Touch

    I don't know which species this is but it will have poison glands at the base of the "hairs". Those hairs will break easily at the tip if touched and inject a venom that will cause a painful sting.There is a species in Brazil, Lonomia obliqua that can be fatal.
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    This cocoon... ...is produced by this caterpiller which may be in the subfamily Arctiinae, a group of moths. The "hairs" of the cocoon appear to be the recycled spines of the caterpillar. On the live animal they would contain venom that would produce a painful sting if touched. I wonder if...
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