Chewy Candy Caterpillar

This bug has been puzzling me since I first saw it in Kota Kinabalu Wetlands in year 2010. Finally I find out it is a caterpillar with a funny name “Chewy Candy Caterpillar“, probably a Cheromettia species (Limacodidae). This caterpillar does look like a candy, but I’m not sure if it is chewy because I don’t think I want to put it in my mouth. 🙂

Before that, I always thought caterpillar was hairy and ugly. This one is kind of… cute. Agree?

Photos taken in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

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