Lonomia Obliqua: the Deadliest Caterpillar on the Planet, aka the Assassin Caterpillar
You may be familiar with the children’s book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. It’s the innocent tale of a hungry caterpillar who eats his way through the week. Another caterpillar, Lonomia obliqua, is nothing like that. In fact Lonomia obliqua is the deadliest caterpillar in the world.