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Amir Glaser
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Hello forum.

I found this cutie walking on my bathroom floor. Can someone tell me what it is? (Picture is my profile picture).  It was about 8-10 cm long and about 1.5-2.5 cm wide, very meaty and very hairy... Scared the crap out of me when I saw it...

June 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Looks like a larva of a Lasiocampidae sp. You can remove it from your house but try not

to touch it with bare hands since these hairs can be a bit nasty. 

It might belong the following species:

June 24, 2013 at 2:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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