Mga Kahulugan sa Tagalog

higad: pangil ng mabibilasik na hayop

higad: uod na nagiging paruparo, gusano



mabuhok na higad
hairy or wooly caterpillar

Makati ang higad.
Hairy caterpillars are itchy.

A hairy caterpillar doesn’t need to bite to cause an itchy response.

If it falls off a tree branch and happens to brush by an exposed part of your skin, you will start to itch and the skin will break into a rash.

Their fine, tiny hairs easily become embedded in the epidermis and are impossible to brush or wash off.

Hinigad ako. I got exposed to a hairy caterpillar and now I’m suffering from itchiness and swollen skin.

Mabuhok na Higad (Hairy Caterpillar): Euproctis chrysorrhoea

The most common cited scientific name for higad is Euproctis chrysorrhoea, a brown-tail moth whose larva is very hairy.

The more general term for creatures that have the shape of a caterpillar is uod.

It’s not uncommon for Filipinos to use the word katerpilar instead of higad.

* Reportedly called simutsang in the provinces of Cavite and Rizal.