Check List 9(6): 1521-1523, doi: 10.15560/9.6.1521
Lonomia obliqua Walker, 1855 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae): first report in the Zona da Mata Mineira region, Southeast Brazil
expand article infoMarcílio de Almeida, Mariana Monteiro de Castroa, Neilton Bernardo§, Lisete Maria Lorini|, André Flávio Soares Ferreira Rodrigues
‡ Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil§ Centro de Ensino Superior de Juiz de Fora, Brazil| Universidade de Passo Fundo, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal de São João del Rei, Brazil
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Lonomia accidents occur by contact to caterpillar bristles that penetrate the skin of the victim. This moth presents toxins in its larval stage, which has hemorrhagic effects that can cause accidents and even death in humans. This study presents the first report of Lonomia obliqua in the Zona da Mata Mineira, Southeast Brazil. As the species abundance and phenology are still little known in the region further studies are important, so that prevention and educational measures can be adopted.
Insecta; Lepidoptera; Saturniidae; new record; Rio Grande do Sul; Brazil