Scientifically it is called “Lonomia obliqua”, but in Brazil they call it nothing more and nothing less than “death worm”, and the reasons are justified. Its hairs, which also serve to hide among plants, are poisonous. Rubbing against it can cause irritation, pain or burning. Prolonged contact causes its toxins to invade your body and you die. Its danger is greater because they often live on trees and when you go under one it can fall on you.